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Chad to pull peacekeepers from CAR

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Chad is to pull its peacekeeping troops from an African Union mission in the Central African Republic in protest at claims that they aided rebels.

A statement from the Chadian foreign ministry said its troops had been criticised despite their sacrifices.

Chad has contributed roughly 850 soldiers to a 6,000-strong contingent.

Its forces have been accused of siding with Muslim rebels, whose expulsion of the CAR government last year triggered a wave of religious violence.

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