Thousands flee Central African Republic violence

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April 30, 2009 17:48

 
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An aid group says fresh violence between the army and rebels in the Central African Republic has forced as many as 8,000 people to flee their homes. Gabriel Ibarra, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission there, said Thursday that villages have been burnt down, forcing civilians into the bush during the height of the rainy season. Clashes between the army and a rebel group near the town of Kabo over the past two weeks had "dramatic consequences for the population," says the charity.

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