Chad accuses Central African Republic of ‘war crime’ after attack on outpost

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    #Chad’s government on Monday accused the #CentralAfricanRepublic of killing six of its soldiers in an attack on an outpost in the south of the country, branding it a “#warCrime” that would “not go unpunished”. FRANCE 24’s Clément di Roma reports from Bangui.

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