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Central African Republic National Army Recaptures Kabo Town From CPC Rebels

CAR army recovers Kabo town, in a series of onslaught to reclaim territories from rebels across the country, along with their Russian and Rwandan allies.

The Central African Republic national army, FACA and its Rwandan and Russian allies, has recaptured the Kabo town in the Ouham-Fafa district, situated 60 kilometres to the North of the Batangafo town.

The town was retaken from Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) rebels who have retreated to the North towards the border with Chad.

According to local sources that spoke to HumAngle, the FACA troops and their allies arrived in Kabo in several vehicles on Thursday afternoon. 

Heavily armed, they recaptured the town with no gunfire exchange because the CPC rebels retreated from Kabo on hearing that the FACA forces and their allies had retaken the town of Batangafo and were on their way to Kabo.

Humanitarian sources in the town revealed that the citizens remained inside their homes and there is complete calm in Kabo now; but shops and other businesses remain closed. All activities in the town are still paralysed.

Kabo town, situated in the Ouham-Fafa prefecture which was recently created by the head of state, Faustin Archange Touadera, had since 2014 been occupied by the rebels of the Mouvement Patriotique pour la Centrafrique (MPC) which in Dec. 2020, joined other armed groups to form the CPC.

FACA sources say after recapturing Kabo, the national army and its allies now have their eyes set on Moyenne Sido town on the border with Chad.

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