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South African troops to join new UN force with mandate to act against Congo rebels | The Washington Post

katanga-un-peacekeeper-congoSouth Africa said Monday that it will contribute forces to a United Nations military mission with an unprecedented mandate to take action against rebel groups in Congo, just over two weeks after 13 South African troops died in a battle with rebels in Central African Republic.

South African troops will join a new “intervention brigade” for Congo that was authorized on March 28 by the U.N. Security Council to help bring peace to the country’s conflict-wracked east. The resolution lets the brigade carry out offensive operations alone or with Congolese soldiers to neutralize and disarm armed groups.

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