SA troops back from CAR - report

2013-04-05 19:23


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Johannesburg - All South African troops are believed to have returned from Central African Republic (CAR), a report said on Friday.

Eyewitness News reported the South African National Defence Union (Sandu) as saying that the last remaining soldiers arrived in the country earlier in the day.

"The best information we have at this stage is that the last members arrived this morning [Friday]", Sandu spokesperson Pikkie Greef told EWN.

Thirteen soldiers were killed, while another 27 were wounded in a battle with Seleka rebels in the CAR capital Bangui on 23 and 24 March.

After much uncertainty about what South Africa's next move in CAR would be, President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday ordered the withdrawal of the troops after a regional summit on the crisis in that country.

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