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Major Congo Rebel Group to Begin Pullout

The largest Congolese rebel group said insurgents will begin withdrawing Sunday from areas in eastern Congo, in line with an agreement aimed at ending fighting in the region. The Congolese Rally for Democracy will begin withdrawing from three towns in North Kivu province it seized earlier this month from a smaller rebel faction, the Congolese Rally for Democracy-ML, said Jean-Pierre Lola Kisanga, a spokesman for the larger group. The smaller faction has allied itself to the Congolese government, and its fighters, along with government forces, also will begin pull back Sunday from positions in the region, the spokesman said from rebel headquarters in Goma, in eastern Congo. It was not immediately possible to contact government officials. Full Story

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