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CAR – 2 Russian Mercenaries Killed In 3R Ambush On Yidere Village

Two Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group were killed on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in an ambush by rebels of the (3R) movement in the village of Yidere, situated 60 kilometres from Lamy-Pont in Mambere Kadei.

Two Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group were killed on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in an ambush by rebels of the Return, Reclamation and Rehabilitation (3R) movement in the village of Yidere, situated 60 kilometres from Lamy-Pont in Mambere Kadei.

“It was around 4 p.m. when a patrol of Russian mercenaries from Yidere village on its way to the Lamy-Pont council was attacked by rebels of the 3R movement who had laid an ambush five kilometres from their point of departure. Violent clashes followed, lasting for about an hour,” said a local source.

“The Russian mercenaries who succeeded in pushing back the rebels lost two of their men. The corpses of the dead Russians were carried to Lamy-Pont before eventually being transferred around 6 p.m. to the Abba sub prefecture.”

On Sunday, Nov. 23, 2021, the same rebels of the 3R movement affiliated to the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) attacked Russian mercenary positions in the same Yidere locality resulting in deaths on the two sides.

Tuesday’s attack comes two days after that which took place last Sunday on Kaita village, situated about 80 kilometres from Bocaranga between soldiers of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, and 3R rebels.

The attack left 30 persons dead including three soldiers of the national army, FACA.

This locality has become a red zone for civilians as it is prone to clashes between rebels and the national army.


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Chief Bisong Etahoben

Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and traditional ruler. He writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations. Etahoben won the first-ever Cameroon Investigative Journalist Award in 1992. He serves as a member of a number of international investigative journalism professional bodies including the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR). He is HumAngle's Francophone and Central Africa editor.

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