Congo to start repatriating ex-M23 rebels from Uganda, Rwanda

December 4, 2014 3:27 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo is to start repatriating former M23 rebels from neighboring countries, a government official said on Thursday, a process it hopes will prevent the defeated insurgents regrouping.

More than a thousand fighters are believed to have fled into Rwanda and Uganda after Congolese and U.N. forces quashed the eastern rebellion in 2013. Most now live in military-run camps awaiting amnesties promised under a peace deal.

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