UN troops to target rebels in DRC

Peacekeepers are being trained for the first time to attack and disarm groups.

    UN forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo will begin targeting rebels in the coming months.

    The country has been blighted by years of civil war and internal conflicts. Until now, peacekeepers have been tasked with protecting civilians.

    The troops have been training at their new base outside the eastern Congolese city of Goma, practicing the kinds of missions they will be expected to carry out to disarm rebel groups.

    Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste reports from Goma.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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