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CAR leader hails French military operation

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PARIS (AP) -

The prime minister of the Central African Republic is welcoming a French military intervention into his country, hours after deadly assaults around a capital descending toward anarchy.

After the U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday authorizing force to end the violence, French President Francois Hollande announced he would double the number of troops in the former French colony, possibly within hours.

In his first reaction to the French move, Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye told The Associated Press that he sees it "very positively" and that he had wanted a "firm reaction from France." He called for fast action "to put an end to this violence and these atrocities."

Tiangaye is in Paris for a summit of dozens of African leaders hosted by Hollande.

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