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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian , right, Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba Panza , left, and the commander of French troops in the Central African Republic General Francisco Soriano, center, sit in a helicopter before taking off to Mbaike, some 80 kms (50 miles) south of Bangui Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. It is le Drian's third trip to Bangui since the beginning of Operation Sangaris on Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian meets with Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba Panza at the presidency in Bangui Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. It is le Drian's third trip to Bangui since the beginning of Operation Sangaris on Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian , right, Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba Panza , left, and the commander of French troops in the Central African Republic General Francisco Soriano, center, sit in a helicopter before taking off to Mbaike, some 80 kms (50 miles) south of Bangui Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. It is le Drian's third trip to Bangui since the beginning of Operation Sangaris on Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves le Drian visits a container full of confiscated weapons at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014. It is le Drian's third trip to Bangui since the beginning of Operation Sangaris Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Franch Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, right, speaks as French Army Chief of Staff Adm. Edouard Guillaud stands during a press conference, in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Le Drian said hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (right) speaks as Adm. Edouard Guillaud, the French army chief of staff, stands by during a press conference in Paris on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. Mr. Le Drian said hundreds of French troops are involved in an operation that destroyed a command center of Islamic rebels in Mali. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)