World Bulletin / News Desk
Prosecutors decided to open the investigation after written consultation with the author of a United Nationsreport that first raised the allegations, the prosecutors' office said in a statement.
A preliminary investigation was opened last July based on the U.N report. That report detailed the alleged abuse from December 2013 to June 2014 at a centre for displaced people at M'Poko airport in the country's capital, Bangui.
The allegations came to light in April after an internal U.N. report summarising interviews with victims was leaked. The report, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, suggests at least 13 French soldiers, two soldiers fromEquatorial Guinea and three Chadian troops had been involved in the alleged abuse.
France's Defence Ministry said on Thursday the findings of an internal military inquiry would also be declassified.
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