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Congo army assault on rebel-held area

DRC forces launch UN-backed operations against a rebel-held village used for trade and business.

Last updated: 21 Jan 2014 06:40
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Government forces in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have launched a UN backed offensive to drive out a rebel group.

Army troops are sweeping through villages that the rebel members of the Allied Democratic Forces once used for business and trade.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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