France to boost troops in Central African Republic - source

by Reuters
Friday, 14 February 2014 14:51 GMT

PARIS, Feb 14 (Reuters) - France plans to increase the number of troops it has deployed in the Central African Republic, a French source said on Friday.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity following a meeting on the matter at the Elysee presidential palace, did not reveal details or say how many troops would be added to the existing 1,600-strong French force in the former colony. (Writing by Brian Love; editing by Mark John)