DR Congo M23 rebels battle army troops near Goma city

2:05 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

DR Congo M23 rebels battle army troops near Goma city

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Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The M23 rebels told the BBC that their hill positions had been bombarded most of night by military planes. The UN said it was prepared to use "lethal force" to protect civilians if the M23 advanced towards Goma.