South Africa Pulling Troops from Central African Republic

South Africa says it will pull its troops from the Central African Republic, where 13 of its soldiers died in a battle with rebels late last month.

Government officials confirmed the decision Thursday, after President Jacob Zuma announced it at a summit of African leaders in Chad.

Opposition parties are asking why Zuma sent a force of about 200 troops to the CAR in the first place. The government says it had an agreement with the now-ousted CAR. government. Opposition leaders have suggested …