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Congolese army gains in east could see defeat of M23 rebels
Congolese army gains in east could see defeat of M23 rebels

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Congolese troops backed by a U.N. force on Wednesday drove insurgents from the M23 group from the eastern border town of Bunagana, the rebels' headquarters and last stronghold. The action raised the possibility that the Congolese government might defeat the rebels and begin to bring some stability to the troubled area. Bertrand Bisimwa, a civilian leader with the M23 rebels, reportedly fled across the border into Uganda, with Congolese officials calling on authorities there to hand him over. Julien Paluku, governor of the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province, and Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende told the Associated Press...

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