DR Congo army launches new operation against Ugandan rebels

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month

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  • On Saturday no UN patrols were visible around the headquarters of the new operation of the Congolese army.

The Congolese army on Saturday announced a new operation against armed groups, notably the ADF Ugandan Islamist rebels suspected of murdering 14 UN peacekeepers last month.
Army vehicles transported some 300 troops to the operation's headquarters near Beni in the restive eastern province of North Kivu.
Tanks and armoured vehicles were also deployed, according to an AFP correspondent, who added that heavy and light weapons fire could be heard.

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