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20 Jun 2001 00:00
LIBYA has withdrawn its troops from the Central African Republic (CAR) after helping to defeat a coup attempt there and to “restore legality,” the BBC monitoring service reported on Wednesday. Libya said it was leaving a “small group” of forces behind at the request of CAR President Felix Ange-Patasse, who had invited the troops in, to train the CAR army and presidential guard.
The CAR government admitted on June 3 that Libyan troops were operating in the country following the failed coup attempt on May 28.
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