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EU to double size of CAR operation

15.02.14 @ 07:15

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EU foreign affairs chief Ashton told a UN meeting on Friday the bloc will "double" the number of troops it aims to send to Bangui airport in the Central African Republic from 500 to 1,000 in view of escalating violence. France pledged to raise its number from 1,600 to 2,000.