Large Convoy Of Russian PMCs Spotted On Central African Republic Border With Sudan (Photos)

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Large Convoy Of Russian PMCs Spotted On Central African Republic Border With Sudan (Photos)

Click to see full-size image, Source: facebook.com/Birao-info-pages-officiel-1871004046335034

On March 29, a large convoy transporting Russian private military contractors (PMS) arrived at the Central African Republic (CAR).

The convoy entered the country through the Amdafock border crossing with Sudan. It was last spotted in the town of Birao. The convoy’s final destination is reportedly the northern town of Bamingui.

The Briao Info Facebook page shared several photos of the convoy, which consists of more than 50 pickups, trucks, armored personnel carriers and engineering vehicles.

Russian forces have been present in the CAR for a few years. Military advisors are currently training the Central African Armed Forces. Meanwhile, the PMCs are supporting government forces and guarding the country’s top officials.

A coalition of major rebel groups in the CAR, dubbed the Coalition of Patriots for Change, is now engaged in a rebellion against the country’s legitimate authorities. The rebels have been attempting to capture the capital, Bangui, in order to overthrow President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who was re-elected last December.

In spite of the efforts of Russia and a number of regional and international powers, the situation in the CAR remains far from being stable. The country’s civil war, which has been ongoing since 2012, will not likely end soon.

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