Rebels advance toward C. African Republic capital


BANGUI, Central African Republic – Witnesses confirmed that Central African Republic rebels took the town of Damara, located 75 kilometers (47 miles) from the capital, Bangui. Damara marked the “red-line” drawn by regional forces in January, when the same rebels threatened to take the capital and were stopped by soldiers from the armies of neighboring countries. Eric Massi, a Paris-based spokesman for the Seleka rebels, said his soldiers had taken the town of Bossangoa early Friday, then pushed onward to take Damara. Massi said Seleka members have…

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