French and Rwandan troops inspect weapons left by Seleka Muslim militias after they evacuated the Kasai camp in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, to relocate and join other Selekas at the PK11camp. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
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Thousands of jubilant residents took to the streets of Central African Republic's capital Tuesday to celebrate after peacekeepers escorted dozens of rebels from military bases in the latest sign the fighters are losing their grip on the country following nearly a year of abuses.Their departure from Camp Kasai comes a day after others left the hillside Camp de Roux in downtown Bangui for another base on the northern outskirts, witnesses said. While the departure of Seleka forces was welcomed by Christian civilians with joy, the United Nations has warned that the exodus also has left Muslim civilians more vulnerable to retaliatory attacks from armed Christian militiamen known as the anti-Balaka.At the deserted Camp Kasai base, about a dozen or so Muslims who had sought refuge among Seleka fighters said they didn't know where to go.
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