BANGUI, Central African Republic — French President Francois Hollande says his country is raising its troop deployment in Central African Republic to 1,600 — 400 more than initially planned.
Relatives of Thierry Tresor Zumbeti, who died from bullet wounds to the neck and stomach, grieve in his home in Bangui, Central African Republic, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Zumbeti was buried beside his house. Christians fearing reprisal attacks from the Muslim ex-rebels who control Central African Republic fled on foot by the thousands Saturday, as others ventured outside for the first in time in days only to bury their dead following the worst violence to wrack the lawless country in months. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Hollande told reporters after a Paris summit on security in Africa that the 1,600 deployment — to be completed Saturday — would remain as long as necessary for its mission to help stabilize the country.
He also said the French troops would fan out as quickly and broadly as possible in the African country.
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