UN approves DR Congo ‘intervention brigade’

  Security Council unanimously approves first-ever “offensive” brigade to battle rebel groups in DR Congo.         Brigade has been established to serve for one year “on an exceptional basis and without creating a precedent” [EPA] The UN Security Council has unanimously approved the first-ever “offensive” UN peacekeeping brigade to battle rebels groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo.   The force of more than 2,500 troops will operate under orders to “neutralise” and “disarm” armed groups in the resource-rich east of the huge country, according to the…

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