Portuguese Paratroopers Get into Firefight with Rebels

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Portuguese paratroopers faced off with a rebel militia in the Central African Republic earlier this month in a major operation that included 50 hours of combat and the seizure of the militants’ base.

Footage of the incident, provided to Euronews by the Portuguese armed forces, shows how the battle unfolded between the paratroopers, operating under the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission, and members of the rebel UPC (Union for Peace in the Central African Republic) earlier this month. Read more.

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