CAR army regains town from rebels

2010-10-18 18:02
Bangui - The army in the Central African Republic has taken back control of the town of Ippy, 500km east of Bangui, from rebels, a source in the military command said on Monday.

"On Sunday and without resistance, the army fully recovered control of Ippy, attacked a few hours earlier by elements of the CPJP (Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace), who left the town before reinforcements arrived," the army source said.

However, Saturday's attack by the CPJP "all the same left one man dead, the assistant headmaster at the town school who was coldly murdered by the rebels, and one hostage, the head of the republican guard post, who was kidnapped by the rebels".

The recapture of the town by the army was confirmed by Lydie-Marthe Yangba, the district administrator of Ouaka, of which Ippy is part, who said that "calm has returned to the town of Ippy, controlled by the Central African army".

Yangba also said that the deputy headmaster "was killed by the attackers" and the head of the republican guard detail was abducted.

The CPJP, unlike most rebel groups in the CAR, has not signed peace accords with the government of President Francois Bozize, which has been attempting to bring stability to the deeply poor, landlocked nation.

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