Africa

DRC Forces Fight M23 Rebels Near Goma

City was captured by the rebels in November

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GOMA — Congo's army said it clashed Monday with eastern rebels, ending a brief lull in days of fighting that has killed and wounded dozens.

The violence, the most serious in months, is the first major test for a newly-deployed U.N. Intervention Brigade, which has an unprecedented mandate to launch military operations against rebels at the heart of nearly two decades of conflict.