France sends 1,000 troops to crisis-hit Central African Republic

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The peace-keeping force will join another 420 French troops already on the ground amid fears that the CAR is on the brink of a bloody civil war.

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France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday — boosting the French military presence in Africa for the second time this year, reports The Washington Post.