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Published: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 4:55:02 PM
Updated: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 4:55:54 PM

France confirms two soldiers killed in Central African Republic

PARIS (Reuters) - Two French soldiers were killed in overnight fighting in Central African Republic, President Francois Hollande's office said on Tuesday.

"The head of state expresses his deep respect for the two soldiers' sacrifice and he renews his full support for French forces alongside African forces as they restore security in the Central African republic, protect the population and guarantee access to humanitarian aid," his office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas; editing by Mark John)

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