M23 rebels advance on DR Congo city Goma

Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have advanced to within two miles of the largest city in the area, Goma.

The M23 rebels captured Kibumba, a town 19 miles north of Goma, on Saturday and claim they can "easily" take the city.

Col. Vianney Kazarama, a spokesman for the rebels, said: "We can take Goma easily now, we have pushed the Congolese army back over 10 kilometers (six miles) in one day. We are confident that we can take Goma and then our next step will be to take Bukavu".

The Foreign Office has advised any British nationals in Goma to leave the area immediately.

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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.