Terrorist Safe Haven? Bloodshed Spikes in Central African Republic

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Rising violence in the Central African Republic is stoking fears of a return to intense fighting between Christian and Muslim armed groups not seen since the height of violence in 2013 – a conflict that could prove fertile ground for the so-called Islamic State and Boko Haram.

“We’ve heard that ISIS has tried to engage with some of the local militia groups,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign, who recently traveled to CAR. “They are trying to take advantage of the fact that there are local militia groups…to try to move them towards a broader set of actions.”

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