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CAR conflict: Hundreds try to leave for Chad

29 December 2013 Last updated at 01:36 GMT

Hundreds of people are trying to board emergency flights out of the Central African Republic to neighbouring Chad.

Fighting between Christians and Muslims in the Central African Republic has intensified in recent weeks despite the presence of 1,600 French peacekeepers and nearly 4,000 African Union troops.

Emily Thomas reports.