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Refugees Describe Massacres in Congo

From the safety of a United Nations compound ringed with razor wire and guarded by Uruguayan peacekeepers in armored vehicles, refugees described two weeks of massacres that have taken place in this town in the northeastern corner of Congo. “We saw people with their throats cut, with their bellies open, bodies from which the hearts had been removed,” said Japhet M’Balissaga, a 25-year-old university student sitting under the yellow glow of a plastic makeshift tent. “I promise you that if it had happened in front of foreign cameras, the world would have been shaken.” So far, relief workers have discovered more than 320 bodies, most of them civilian women and children. Dozens of mutilated bodies have been retrieved from mass graves. Full Story

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