The Central African Republic national, FACA, supported by their Rwandan and Russian mercenary allies Wednesday, March 10, recaptured Manga from Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) rebels.
Manga is situated 30 kilometres from Bozoum on the Bocaranga highway and its recapture comes on the heels of the retaking of Koyali, which is located 28 kilometres from Bozoum.
“The focus of loyalist forces right now is on the Bavara council area which is situated about sixty kilometres from Bozoum,” a military source in Bangui told HumAngle Thursday evening.
“The FACA soldiers and their allies are currently in the surroundings of Bozoum, exactly on the highway between Bocaranga and Paoua where the CPC rebels were massively installed and rendering life difficult for the local populations.”
According to security sources, heavily armed FACA soldiers are on their way to Bavara which is one of the targets of the loyalist forces.
HumAngle was informed that only localities situated on the Bozoum-Bossangoa highway were still occupied by rebel forces.
On Wednesday, March 10, the CPC rebels burnt down the Ngou-Moundou bridge situated 15 kilometres from Bocaranga, on the Letele highway.
The rebels were also reported to have destroyed the Gober bridge situated seven kilometres from the town rendering access to the localities difficult by motor vehicles.
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