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Government Troops, CPC Rebels Clash In Ngakobo, Central African Republic

CPC rebels have recently reinforced their positions in the Ouaka prefecture with coordinated attacks on FACA.

The troops of the Central African Republic national army, FACA, are fighting some rebels of the Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC) in Ngakobo on the Bambari-Alindao highway, security sources told HumAngle. 

Sources said that the rebels attacked the convoy of vehicles early this morning before launching another attack on FACA and Russian allies positions in Ngaboko.

“The fighting is still going on right now and heavy and light arms detonations can be heard throughout the neighbourhoods,” one of the sources who pleaded for anonymity said.

“Frightened populations have been forced to remain indoors while others who tried to flee could eventually not leave their houses because of the intensity of the confrontation.”

The CPC rebels have recently reinforced their positions in the Ouaka prefecture with coordinated attacks against FACA positions and their Russian allies of the Wagner Security Group in the town of Bambari and locations on its periphery, forcing the Prefect of Ouaka to extend the one-week curfew he imposed in the zone recently.

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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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