African and European peacekeepers will fly to the war-torn Central African Republic via United States military aircraft. The Pentagon will reportedly use two C-17 transport planes to transport roughly 850 Burundian soldiers.
United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made the decision after France has asked for “limited assistance” in stopping the spread of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic.
“In the near term, France has requested airlift support to enable African forces to deploy promptly to prevent the further spread of sectarian violence in the Central African Republic,” spokesman Carl Woog said.
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by Tactical-Life / Dec 10, 2013