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Kenya deploys army to fight DRC rebels

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Kenya is deploying the first contingent of a regional peacekeeping force to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Kenyan troops, who will be in DRC as part of the East African Community (EAC) force, will help the Congolese army’s efforts to quell the violence in the region.

Some Kenyan troops have already been installing logistical support systems in DRC since September in readiness for the planned operations against the rebels.

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The EAC agreed on a troop deployment deal to combat rebels early this year.

The Kenyan contingent’s first mission will be to help recapture the border city of Bunagana which was seized by the M23 rebels in June.

DRC has consistently accused Rwanda of supporting the M23 group. Kigali has always denied those accusations.—BBC

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