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Guatemala keeps troops in Congo after rebel attack

Guatemala said on Monday it would not withdraw special forces troops serving in Congo as U.N. peacekeepers, after eight of its soldiers stationed there were killed in a battle with Ugandan rebels. Guatemalan army spokesman Jorge Ortega told Reuters the remaining troops, members of an elite force created to fight insurgents during the Central American nation’s own 1960-1996 civil war, would stay in the Democratic Republic of Congo to complete their mission. Full Story

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