Central African leader: I can't control fighters

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 am

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) - The rebel-leader-turned-president of Central African Republic acknowledged Sunday that he doesn't have total control over former allies who are accused of killing scores of civilians. He said even "an angel from the sky" could not solve all his country's problems.

Violence in just the past few days has killed some 400 people, prompting a U.N.-sanctioned French military intervention aimed at preventing the former French colony from descending further into sectarian bloodshed. French troops are set to try to disarm fighters on Monday.

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