Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise




 
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Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise
 
November 20th, 2012  
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Congo rebels claim control of city as Rwanda tensions rise
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Rebels widely believed to be backed by Rwanda claimed control of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, walking through the frontier city of one million people past U.N. peacekeepers who did nothing to stop them. Fighters from the M23 group entered Goma following days of clashes with U.N.-backed Congolese soldiers that forced tens of thousands of residents to flee. A senior U.N. source told Reuters that international peacekeepers had given up defending the city after the Congolese troops evacuated. ...




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