U.N. Security Council backs plan to defeat Rwandan rebels in Congo

January 8, 2015 9:00 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. peacekeepers to begin a military campaign to "neutralize" a Rwandan rebel group in the country's rugged eastern provinces.

The U.N. peacekeeping force in Congo (MONUSCO) has already started preparatory operations ahead of an offensive to dislodge the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which has been at the heart of years of conflict in Central Africa's Great Lakes region.

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