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Nearly all mosques in Central African Republic destroyed in conflict

Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been destroyed by months of deadly sectarian violence

 

Almost all of the 436 mosques in the Central African Republic (CAR) have been destroyed by months of deadly sectarian violence.

According to reports, 417 of the CAR’s mosques have been destroyed since the conflict began over a year ago.

The Central African Republic has been convulsed by turmoil since December 2013, when Christian armed groups launched coordinated attacks against the mostly Muslim Seleka group that toppled the government in March that year.

Thousands of people are believed to have been killed and over one million displaced by the conflict so far.

The interim government in Bangui, which is supported by international peacekeepers, is currently trying to pave the way for a peaceful election in the country.

 

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