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UN condemns Goma capture

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the capture of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo by M23 rebels.

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DR Congo rebels 'not planning' on capturing Goma

The Congolese M23 rebels, who UN experts claim are backed by Rwanda, have reached the outskirts of Goma but claimed they do not plan to take the city.

The group claims they are within two miles of the city which is home to the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

We're not going to take the airport, we are responding to an attack by the army ... We're just doing this to break the capacity of the FARDC (Congolese army).

The situation remains under control.

– Colonel Vianney Kazarama, spokesman for the M23 rebels, told Reuters

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