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Damara, Central African Republic

Damara
Damara is located in Central African Republic
Damara
Damara
Location in Central African Republic
Coordinates:
Country Central African Republic
Prefecture Ombella-M'Poko

Damara is a town located in the Central African Republic prefecture of Ombella-M'Poko. It is located about an hour from the national capital, Bangui.[1]

In March 2013, rebels from the Séléka Coalition (Séléka means "alliance" in the Sango language[2]) overtook a checkpoint in Damara. Part of the 2012-2013 Central African Republic conflict, the rebels claimed that President of the Central African Republic François Bozizé had violated the terms of a January cease-fire agreement. After storming the Damara checkpoint, however, the rebels were prevented from taking Bangui by a helicopter attack. "The helicopter opened fire on the column, forcing it to disperse... The rebels have not reached Bangui," said a senior military analyst quoted by Reuters.[3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21905433
  2. ^ "Séléka rebels agree on unconditional talks". CAR govt. 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21905433

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