CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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The Central African Republic’s Army with assistance from Russian specialists continue its operation to assume stable control of the Bangui – Beloko highway.

It is used to transport food and other goods from Cameroon, as such it is a vital position, which the rebels seek to take control of.

Islamic World Update published photographs and a map presenting the situation on-ground.

CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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On February 8th, the CAR government forces liberated the cities of Bossembele & Yaloke.

This is significant success, and one of many since the rebel’s ramped up their offensive in December.

On December 19th, rebels who already occupy two thirds of the Central African Republic launched an offensive with the aim of overthrowing President Faustin Archange Touadéra.

CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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On February 8th, fourteen trucks of UN humanitarian aid escorted by the Blue Helmets0. Among them, nine belonged to the World Food Program (WFP), the others contained equipment dedicated to Minusca.

The first humanitarian convoy since mid-December.

More than 1600 trucks had been blocked at the Cameroonian border since then. It is through this strategic zone that almost all the goods imported by the Central African Republic arrive.

On February 5th, the Central African Republic (CAR) extended a state of emergency for six months across the war-torn country as the fight against the rebel groups continues.

The country’s lawmakers gathered in a plenary assembly session on Friday and adopted the bill extending the January 21st state of emergency.

The situation in CAR, a landlocked country in the African continent, worsened after the rejection of former President Francois Bozize’s candidacy for the presidential election in December 2020.

Earlier this week, the Democratic Opposition Coalition, comprising over a dozen political parties, announced its withdrawal from the current electoral process and its rejection of the results.

The rebels also requested assistance from France, exploiting the fact that Paris considers Russia a threat to its interests in the former French colony, hoping that it would step in and provide assistance against the government.

CAR Army Takes Control Of Vital Highway With Russian Assistance (Map Update)

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  • On February 8, the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic announced the arrival of its first convoy of humanitarian aid in Bangui, since the blockade of the capital by rebels 50 days ago
  • On February 8, CAR forces with the support of Russian specialists liberated the towns of Bossembele and Yaloke

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