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DR Congo Rebels Seize Town After Army Flees

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized a second town in the eastern part of the country from fleeing government troops. Representatives of the M23 rebel movement say they took over Rutshuru around midday Sunday without any fighting. The town lies on the main road north from the North Kivu provincial capital, Goma. […]

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DR Congo Rebels Seize Town After Army Flees

Posted July 8th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have seized a town in the eastern part of the country after the army fled their advance. Representatives for the M23 rebel movement said they took over Rutshuru around midday Sunday without any fighting. The town lies on the main road north from the North Kivu […]

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Report: US Helping Syrian Rebels Arm and Fight

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad may be getting some added help from the United States. The New York Times reports CIA operatives are working along the Turkish-Syrian border, helping to funnel arms – including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank weapons – to opposition groups seen as most friendly to the U.S. […]

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Report: US Helping Syrian Rebels Arm and Fight

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad may be getting some added help from the United States. The New York Times reports CIA operatives are working along the Turkish-Syrian border, helping to funnel arms – including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank weapons – to opposition groups seen as most friendly to the U.S. […]

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Mali Rebels Meet With West African Mediator

Posted June 9th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A rebel group seeking to create an independent secular state in northern Mali has met for the first time with the West African mediator for the Malian crisis. Three leaders from the Tuareg-led National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, or MNLA, held talks Saturday with the mediator, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. Mr. Compaore’s […]

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Mali Tuareg Rebels Call off Alliance With Islamists

Posted June 1st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Tuareg rebels in Mali have called off an agreement with an Islamist group to create an independent, Islamic state in the north of the country. In an e-mailed statement Friday, a senior member of the Tuareg-led National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad said the rebels are pulling out of the agreement to maintain their […]

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Burmese State Media: Dozens of Rebels Dead in Clashes in Kachin State

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media said Friday that heavy fighting in northern Kachin state has killed 29 ethnic rebels and two government troops during the past week. The state-run New Light of Myanmar said the clashes began on April 27 when government troops responded to an attack on a military post by members of the Kachin Independence […]

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Burmese State Media: Dozens of Rebels Dead in Clashes in Kachin State

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese state media said Friday that heavy fighting in northern Kachin state has killed 29 ethnic rebels and two government troops during the past week. The government-owned New Light of Myanmar said the clashes began on April 27 when government troops responded to an attack on a military post by members of the Kachin Independence […]

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Burma President Meets with Karen Rebels

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Officials say Burmese President Thein Sein met Saturday with members of a peace delegation from the rebel Karen National Union. The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, was the first time the president had talked with rebel leaders since he issued a call for dialogue last August. The KNU delegation has been in Rangoon […]

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Burmese Government to Hold Talks with Kachin Rebels

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese government officials are meeting Thursday with a Kachin rebel group for talks on how to end months of armed clashes in the northern state. The independent Kachin News Group says members of the Kachin Independence Organization will meet with a government delegation in the Chinese border town of Rulli. KIO officials are quoted as […]

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