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Troops to stay in DRC for "as long as it takes"

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Rwandan army chief of staff Kayumba Nyamwansa has reiterated that Rwandan troops will stay in DRC "as long as it takes" to oust Interahamwe rebels from their bases in that country. In an interview with AFP, he admitted there had been several hundred casualties among Rwandan soldiers since the beginning of the conflict in August. "Our stay in DRC depends on the political atmosphere," he said. He would not divulge the number of
Rwandans fighting in DRC, but noted there were enough to counter any offensive by the allied forces of DRC, Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia.

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