France to boost troops in Central African Republic: source

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Posted: Feb 14, 2014 10:01 AM

PARIS (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)