URGENT ¥¥¥ Rebels in control of C.Africa capital: military officials

Rebels in the Central African Republic seized control of the capital Bangui on Sunday after a rapid assault on the city, military sources said.

"What is certain is that they have taken the city," said a high-ranking Central African military official who did not want to be named. "The rebels control the city even if there is still some sporadic gunfire," added a source at the multinational central African force FOMAC.