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Offensive Launched Against Rwandan Rebels

Government troops and U.N. peacekeepers launched a fresh military offensive Wednesday in Congo’s restive east, targeting Rwandan Hutu rebels blamed for attacking civilians at home and in Congo, officials said. Some 750 Congo troops and 100 U.N. soldiers hope to clear the Democratic Liberation Forces from their hilltop camps in North Kivu province in a five-day operation, said Maj. Ajay Dalal, a spokesman for the 17,000-strong U.N. force. The U.N is supplying attack helicopters and armored vehicles for the campaign, he said. Full Story

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