UN approves creation of special combat force for Congo

By REUTERS
March 28, 2013 21:17

UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a special combat force that is to carry out "targeted offensive operations" to neutralize armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the so-called intervention brigade within the existing 20,000-strong UN peacekeeping force in Congo, known as MONUSCO.


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