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PARIS (Reuters) - French reinforcements arrived in the Central African Republic capital Bangui on Friday to bolster a force due to rise to 1,200 in coming days, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. "The operation has effectively started," Le Drian told RFI radio of patrols by French troops. He added that the night had been calm after fighting on Thursday between mainly Muslim former rebels now in charge of the country and a mix of local Christian militia and fighters loyal to ousted president Francois Bozize. A Reuters witness and an aid worker said at least 105 people were killed.
ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen. The brazen attack claimed by al-Qaida's local branch in Yemen follows a rise in U.S. drone strikes in this key American ally in the Middle East.