Congo threatens to attack Rwandan Hutu rebels as ultimatum expires

January 2, 2015 10:07 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government said on Friday it was ready to launch military operations against Rwandan Hutu rebels in its east after most missed a deadline to disarm and return home or go into exile.

A six-month ultimatum set by regional leaders expires at midnight and just 300 of the estimated 1,5000 rebels have disarmed, according to Congo's government.

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