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DR Congo


8 March 2005 - Pambazuka
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The UN Security Council has backed the strong action taken by UN peacekeepers against militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The statement follows the killing of more than 50 militiamen by UN forces in the north-eastern region of Ituri. One of the militias in the region has been blamed for an ambush last week in which nine UN troops were killed.

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