UN / CAR ATTACK UPDATE

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Briefing reporters on Monday’s attack in the Central African Republic, a UN spokesperson said, “Two peacekeepers – one from Gabon and one from Morocco – were killed near Bangassou, in the Mbomou prefecture, by alleged combatants from the Coalition of Patriots for Change, the CPC.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 19 JANUARY 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On the Central African Republic we have a few more details on yesterday’s attack in the country. Two peacekeepers – one from Gabon and one from Morocco – were killed near Bangassou, in the Mbomou prefecture, by alleged combatants from the Coalition of Patriots for Change, the CPC. The Secretary-General expressed his deep condolences to the families of the peacekeepers and to the people and government of both Gabon and Morocco. The Secretary-General also reiterated his grave concern over the escalation of violence in the Central African Republic and called on all parties to immediately cease hostilities to engage in dialogue, to advance the political process, preserve fragile gains and fulfil the country’s aspirations for lasting peace.”

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Briefing reporters on Monday’s attack in the Central African Republic, a UN spokesperson said, “Two peacekeepers – one from Gabon and one from Morocco – were killed near Bangassou, in the Mbomou prefecture, by alleged combatants from the Coalition of Patriots for Change, the CPC.”

UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said today (19 Jan) that the Secretary-General expressed his “deep condolences” to the families of the peacekeepers and to the people and government of both Gabon and Morocco.

The Secretary-General also reiterated his grave concern over the escalation of violence in the Central African Republic and called on all parties to immediately cease hostilities to engage in dialogue, to advance the political process, preserve fragile gains and fulfil the country’s aspirations for lasting peace.
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