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Brazil steps up anti-gang operation
Military armoured vehicles enter Rio de Janeiro as security forces seek to expel drug gangs.
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2010 20:05 GMT

Brazil has sent military armoured vehicles into a shantytown in Rio de Janeiro where police are engaged in a deadly standoff with drug gangs. 

More than 23 people have been killed in five days of fighting as police try to expel gangs from dozens of slums.

Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.

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