Congo conflict

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Burnt truck used by M23 rebel fighters is pictured after the rebels surrendered to the Congolese army in Chanzo village in the Rutshuru territory near the eastern town of Goma

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Rwanda asked a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 to dismiss a report that says the defeated M23 rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo are still recruiting fighters in Rwanda and Congolese troops are involved in rights abuses.

The confidential report by independent experts, seen by Reuters last month, also said it had "credible information that sanctioned M23 leaders are moving freely in Uganda and that M23 continued to recruit in Rwanda."

The experts monitor U.N. sanctions on Congo and report on violations to a U.N. Security Council sanctions committee, which is made up of all 15 council members. The committee was meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the experts' report. (Reuters)


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