Christian-Muslim violence escalating in Central African Republic
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has today published a report highlighting how Christian militias in the Central African Republic have been massacring Muslims in the north of the country.
The report, titled "'They Came To Kill': Escalating Atrocities in the Central African Republic", describes how violence is escalating because of the retaliation by Christian communities who were attacked by Islamic rebels that supported the recent coup.
The 34-page report is based on research from the Ouham province, and documents a surge in Anti-Balaka (meaning "anti-machete") militia violence since September 2013.
These acts include the murder of hundreds of Muslims, arson attacks on their houses, and the theft of their cattle and other livestock.