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UN ends support for Congo’s military action against rebels

The United Nations is formally ending its support for a Congo military offensive against a rebel group after two Congolese generals linked to human rights violations were picked to lead the operation. The UN had been looking forward to a move against the FDLR militant group, which was formed by extremist Rwandan Hutus who fled into eastern Congo after taking part in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The top UN envoy to Congo, Martin Kobler, has said the end of the FDLR will be ‘a turning point which will fundamentally alter the security situation’ in the region.


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