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UN warns will thwart any M23 rebel return in Democratic Republic of Congo

Published on Jan 14, 2014 7:40 AM

UNITED NATIONS, United States (AFP) - The United Nations (UN) mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will not "tolerate" a resurgence of the M23 rebel group, the top UN official there said on Monday.

In a statement to the Security Council, the UN Special Representative in the DRC cited "credible reports that the military recruitment of the M23 did not cease" after a December peace deal.

"There are also credible reports of emerging M23 activities in Ituri in northeastern Congo," Mr Martin Kobler said.

"We should tolerate no military reemergence of the M23," he said, referring to the latest incarnation of an ethnic Tutsi rebellion.

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