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Congo Rebel Commander Flees to Rwanda

A renegade Congolese commander who took over a strategic town in eastern Congo earlier this month has fled to neighboring Rwanda with 300 soldiers, Rwanda’s army spokesman said Tuesday. Col. Jules Mutebutsi and his men crossed the border from the eastern Congo town of Kamanyola Monday night and are now about 13 miles inside Rwandan territory, Col. Patrick Karegeya said. “They are here with us and crossed over last night from Kamanyola. They crossed with their arms but have now been disarmed,” Karegeya told The Associated Press. He said Rwanda agreed to give Mutebutsi refuge for humanitarian reasons. Congo, meanwhile, said Rwanda’s harboring of Mutebutsi proved that country’s role in destabilizing eastern regions of Congo. Full Story

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