DRC rebels of the Rassemblement congolais pour la democratie (RCD) and their Rwandan allies have shot down two Zimbabwean MiG fighters, Rwanda announced on Monday. The fighter-jets were downed during two separate attacks by government troops and their Zimbabwean backers in the first reported fighting since Rwanda, which has spearheaded the rebellion against President Laurent-Desire Kabila, declared a unilateral ceasefire last Friday. The planes were shot down near the southern Congolese towns of Shaba and Mann, news agencies reported Rwandan government spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Wilson Reassure as saying. The two pilots were killed.
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