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Video by: Mathieu MABIN

1,600 French troops are now on the ground in the Central African Republic - where they've faced resistance on Monday as they tried to disarm Muslim Seleka fighters and rival Christian militias.France24's special correspondents Mathieu Mabin ...

These French soldiers in the Central African capital Bangui have just had a call from local residents... They say at least one man was wounded in a gun battle a few minutes ago.... the soldiers know the assailants could reappear at any moment.The wounded man is here on the floor.He's shot in the stomach and is fighting for his life.The latest victim in a fresh round of clashes here that have killed over 400 people in two days.While French army first aiders take care of the medical emergency, a crowd is looting this Muslim-owned supermarket... before relatives of the owners armed with cudgels chase them out. French forces can't intervene - they're not equipped to deal with public order situations.Their priority is to treat the wounded... prevent further killings.... and disarm the militias.[[SUR-TITLE]][[TITLE]][[INTRO]]1,600 French troops are now on the ground in the Central African Republic - where they've faced resistance on Monday as they tried to disarm Muslim Seleka fighters and rival Christian militias.France24's special correspondents Mathieu Mabin and Alexander Turnbull are on the ground with the French army - and they sent these images.(note: story is F24 pics, but desked here)[[AUTHOR]]
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