Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD)

2006 The 7,000-strong APRD, which formed in 2005, carried out its first attacks against the army in the northern town of Pahoua in Houam Pende region. Fighters ruthlessly attacked civilians, religious leaders, aid workers and their property, forcing residents to flee to the bush or to neighbouring Chad. Led by former army lieutenant Florian Djadder, it is said to enjoy support from former president Ange-Félix Patassé. Most APRD members, thought to number between a few hundred and a thousand, are drawn from Patassé’s presidential guard. APRD activity in the northwest displaced large numbers of civilians into the bush and prompted vicious reprisals from government troops, who targeted villages suspected of supporting the rebels.  The UFR, with a smaller force of some 2,000 fighters, operated only in the northern Kabo region.VideoVideo: 2007 meet the Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy.

Popular Army for the Restoration of Democracy (APRD), also known as L’Armée Populaire pour la restauration de la république et la démocratie is a group formed c. 2006. It is not known if it's still active.
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