Central African Republic: Dead Bodies In The Streets — Nation at the edge of anarchy and genocide as French troops arrive

Peace and Freedom

Shrouded bodies lay in a mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic, Thursday Dec. 5 2013 following a day-long gun battle between Seleka soldiers and Christian militias. Over 40 bodies, civilian and some military, have been brought for funeral preparations. Gunfire  and mortar rounds erupted in the town, leaving scores dead and wounded.  To try to put an end to sectarian violence, the UN security council passed a motion allowing French troops to deploy in the country in order to protect civilians and insure security by all necessary means. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

By KRISTA LARSON and LORI HINNANT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) – At first, it was just a few people running from the men with machetes and guns. Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood.

By Friday, with the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui hovering at the edge of anarchy, thousands of people…

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