BAMBARI (LNC) – On Sunday, about 40 fighters from the Popular Front for the Renaissance of CAR (FPRC) armed with AK-47s and rocket propelled grenades had gathered in the town, but U.N. forces intervened to prevent them carrying out an attack, quite at 5 km of the city.
The operation had engaged two helicopter gunships from the MINUSCA. According to mission spokesman Vladimir Monteiro: “The toll of this air operation is not yet known.”
“Now, those who are telling they will drop us out from Bambari to take it over, they will find us in front of them. So then, we shall see who will be able to enter the city,” Gen Balla Keita the MINUSCA top military chief said on past Friday afternoon, few hours before the airattack.
Anyway, one thing is sure and confirmed now, the FPRC are now allied with the Anti-Balaka militias.
As reminder, the FPRC and UPC, former members of the Seleka rebel alliance fell out over competition for territory and control of illicit tax revenues.
© February 2016 – LAMINE MEDIA