UN gives DRC rebels 48 hours

2013-07-30 23:07
Congolese government troops ride on an armoured vehicle toward the front line, near the eastern city of Goma, Congo. (Alain Wandimoyi, AP)

Congolese government troops ride on an armoured vehicle toward the front line, near the eastern city of Goma, Congo. (Alain Wandimoyi, AP)

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New York - The United Nations on Tuesday gave M23 rebel forces 48 hours to leave the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma or face "the use of force".

A new intervention brigade will be used for the first time to help the DR Congo army set up a "security zone" in the city, which has come under renewed threat from the rebel forces in recent weeks, the UN said.


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