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DR Congo deploys elite unit to fight M23

Government is sending commandos to battle rebels based in the eastern city of Goma.

Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 04:52
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The Democratic Republic of Conga is sending an elite unit of commandos to the country’s east to reinforce its regular troops in the fight against the M23 rebel group.

Both M23 and the Congolese government insist they want a negotiated settlement to the conflict that left hundreds of people dead and well over two million displaced since May 2012.

But with the warring forces digging in against one another, the prospects for talks seem dim.

Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste reports from front lines around the eastern city of Goma.

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