U.N. boosts peacekeepers in Central African Republic by 1,000

March 26, 2015 3:02 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday boosted the number of peacekeepers in Central African Republic by more than 1,000 after the mission was overburdened by a need to protect infrastructure and senior officials in the capital Bangui.

The 15-member council unanimously approved the request by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for an additional 750 troops and 280 police, which takes the mandated strength of the operation to nearly 13,000 uniformed personnel.

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