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U.S. begins air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic

By Reuters | Thu, 12 Dec 2013 10:29 AM
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BUJUMBURA, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The United States began air lifting Burundian troops to Central African Republic on Thursday, part of efforts to help African and French forces prevent a descent into civil war, Burundi's army said.

"Burundi is deploying a battalion of troops to the Central African Republic," Colonel Gaspard Baratuza, Burundi army spokesman, told Reuters. "A U.S. plane today airlifted the first...

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