Moroccan troops deploy to Bambari in Central African Republic

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Muslim residents fleeing Central African Republic. UN Photo/Emmanuelle Schneider

Moroccan soldiers have been deployed to the city of Bambari in the north of the Central African Republic as the conflict between Christian and Muslim militias continues.

The troops are part of the UN mission in the country, known as MINUSCA whose main mission is to protect civilians

Major Driss Bouris, is Spokesperson for the Moroccan contingent.

"Today we sent one platoon to Bambari in order to secure UN personnel and equipment. Before we have sent one corps to Boar and one platoon to Bambari." (15")

The 12,000 strong MINUSCA force was established by the Security Council in April this year to replace the African Union-led peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic.

Thousands of people have been killed since the crisis started in December 2012.

More than two million others are in need of humanitarian assistance

Sophie Outhwaite, United Nations.

Duration: 59″

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