CAR / VIOLENCE

13-Jan-2021 00:01:43
Following this morning’s attack, the UN Mission in the Central African Republic says that the overall situation remains under control, although tensions are continuing. UN peacekeepers have reinforced their posture in Bangui and in areas surrounding the capital, in coordination with Central African defense and security forces, as well as other security partners. MINUSCA
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STORY: CAR / VIOLENCE
TRT: 1:43
SOURCE: MINUSCA
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 13 JANUARY 2021, OUTSKIRTS OF BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
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1. Various shots, MINUSCA peacekeepers patrolling the streets of Bangui
2. Various shots, peacekeepers heading to the frontline
3. Various shots, population escaping in hundreds, carrying belonging ( various tracking shots from inside the car).
4. Wide shot, arrival at PK12 one of the hotspots where the fighting begun since early morning.
5. Wide shot, one of the rebels captured and lying on the ground surrounded by national forces and MINUSCA forces.
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Lieutenant-Colonel Abdoul Aziz Fall, MINUSCA Force Spokesperson:
“Currently the situation remains calm. The initiative of the armed groups that have infiltrated Bangui has been thwarted. And currently the troops on the ground control the situation."
7. Various shots, UN responding to the armed groups in the forest/hills
STORYLINE
Following this morning’s attack near Bangui, United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) said that the overall situation remains under control, although tensions are continuing.
UN peacekeepers have reinforced their posture in Bangui and in areas surrounding the capital, in coordination with Central African defense and security forces, as well as other security partners. This is to prevent further infiltrations towards the capital of armed groups aiming to destabilize national institutions. The security of UN personnel and premises have also been reinforced.
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