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

UNITED NATIONS 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 "neutralise" a Rwandan rebel group in the country's rugged eastern provinces.

U.N. says wants fewer but better performing troops in Congo 05 Jan 2015

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommends in a report reducing the number of peacekeepers in Democratic Republic of the Congo by nearly 10 percent while making it more effective when it comes to protecting civilians from armed groups.

U.N., Congo attack Burundi rebels ahead of drive against Rwandan FDLR 05 Jan 2015

KINSHASA United Nations and Congolese troops launched strikes on Monday against remnants of a Burundian rebel group based in the rugged borderlands of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. military spokesman said.

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Battle rages near Aleppo, air onslaught continues

AMMAN Warplanes bombed a strategic camp on the northern edge of Aleppo on Sunday as Syrian government and rebel forces battled for control of the high ground in a Russian-backed offensive that has left Washington's Syria policy in tatters. | Video