U.S. envoy urges military action against Congo rebel group

December 30, 2014 5:48 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. peacekeepers should take military action against a Rwandan Hutu militia if it fails to meet a Jan. 2 deadline for disarmament, the U.S. envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region said on Tuesday.

The Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, some of whose leaders are implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide, has failed to surrender unconditionally, envoy Russ Feingold said from Washington during a teleconference.

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