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Congo, UN forces primed for offensive on rebels as leaders meet

KINSHASA, Congo United Nations and Democratic Republic of Congo forces are preparing for a military offensive against Rwandan rebels in eastern Congo after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for "decisive action" against the insurgents. Lieutenant-General Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force, was to meet with South African President Jacob Zuma to discuss the planned attack, Charles Bambara, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo, told reporters in Kinshasa on Tuesday. South Africa is one of three countries, including Tanzania and Malawi, that contribute soldiers to the 3,000-member Force Intervention Brigade. The Democratic Forces for...

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