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Russian Mercenaries Accused Of Killing Beina Youth President, 3 Others In Central African Republic

Shortly after the disappearance of four youths, their families launched a search for them before discovering their corpses.

Beina Town in the Gamboula sub-prefecture to the west of the Central African Republic has been thrown into shock and anger following the discovery of the lifeless bodies of the President of the youth movement in the town and three other youths who disappeared since Monday, Sept. 13.

The bodies were found at the banks of the Bombe River.

Families of the four youths have accused Russian mercenaries of the Wagner Security Group of being responsible for the murder of the youths after abducting them three days before the bodies were discovered on Thursday, Sept. 16.

Shortly after the disappearance of the four youths, their families and youths of Beina launched a massive search for them before eventually discovering their bodies at midday on Thursday at the banks of the river.

But families of the deceased are alleging that they were killed by the  Russian mercenaries.

“There are no rebels in the Beina center. It was the Russians who have just arrived in the locality with their racketeering. Before the murder of the four, the Russian had earlier killed two youths in the same town,” Marc-Vivien, a close family member of one of the murdered youths said.

“The Russians suspected the youths of collaborating with the rebels. Concerning the murder of the president of the Beina youths and his three friends, there is no doubt, it is the Russians who have also assassinated them.” 

On Sunday, Aug. 29, before the deployment of ground troops, Russian helicopters had for two days pounded Beina town and its environs with mortar shells notably in Bombo and Banga seriously wounding several civilians.

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