Brazil police reclaim Rio slums

Urban warfare in the heart of Brazil's second largest city, as police battle drug gangs.

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    It looks like a battle zone, but Brazil's government says it is now in control of a major shantytown near Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.

    There was a massive show a force by both the army and police, in response to a deadly, five-day assault on drug gangs.

    Critics accuse the Brazilian government of using brute force in a densely populated neighbourhoods.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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