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Rebels capture northeastern town

The Roman Catholic Missionary Service, MISNA, said today that a “large group” of government soldiers and civilians drowned at the weekend in the Uere river escaping the capture of Ango in the northeast by DRC rebels. MISNA also quoted sources as saying the Catholic mission in Amadi, southeast of Ango, had been repeatedly looted by Mayi-Mayi in the last few weeks. Meanwhile, some DRC refugees fleeing into the Central African Republic have alleged DRC government forces killed civilians on the road south of Zongo, missionary sources told IRIN today.

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