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DR Congo M23 rebels enter Goma city

Rebel fighters have entered central Goma, the main city in resource-rich eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse in Goma says he saw them exchange some small arms fire with the Congolese army but they otherwise met little resistance.

UN peacekeepers have denied rebel claims to control the airport.

Tens of thousands of people have fled recent fighting, which has led to fears of a resumption of the DR Congo war, in which some five million people died.

  • 20 Nov 2012