23 January 2014
EU to launch military operation in CAR
The Council of the European Union ‘reached political agreement on a future CSDP military operation’ in Central African Republic (CAR) on 20 January 2014.
The operation will provide support to the African Union-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA). It will be composed of 500 troops and last for a period of up to 6 months.
Source: Council of the European Union | Press Release | Council conclusions on the Central African Republic | 20 January 2014
Source: The Independent | EU to deploy 500 troops in Central African Republic following ‘genocide’ warning