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Over 100 Killed After Russian Mercenaries Destroyed Chadian Military Base In Central African Republic

According to a communique issued on Thursday, Nov. 25, by the NCLC, the Russian mercenaries killed at least 100 Chadian civilians.

Twenty-seven combatants of the National Council for the Liberation of Chad (NCLC), a politico-military movement in Chad, have been reported killed when Russian mercenaries attacked an NCLC base located in the Central African Republic town of Kogi. 

According to a communique issued on Thursday, Nov. 25,  by the NCLC, the Russian mercenaries also killed at least 100 Chadian civilians.

The communique revealed that the carnage took place on Wednesday, Nov. 17, in spite of a note addressed to the Central African Republic government dated Nov. 3, 2021 through the Central African Republic chancellery in N’Djamena, and a second letter on the same date addressed to the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Bangui. The second later was calling for the UN’s intervention with the Central African Republic authorities to authorize the NCLC to assemble its combatants, estimated at 6,500, who are in the country in  preparations for their eventual return to their country under the supervision of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the Central African Republic national army, FACA.

The NCLC says several copies of these two letters were sent to the President of the Transitional Military Council in N’Djamena, the President of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, the European Union Delegation in Chad, the French Ambassador to Chad, the United States Ambassador in Chad, and the President of the Special Technical Committee for Inclusive Dialogue.

“The Central African Republic authorities are to be held responsible for the massacre of Chadian citizens that took place in the locality of Pont Kogi in Central African Republic territory,” the NCLC communique read.

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