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One down and a new target, SADC tagets FDLR

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Having successfully mopped up the M23 movement, the United Nations’ pioneering Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of Congo is going after more rebels. This time, the FDLR is in the crosshairs, and South African soldiers will once again participate in frontline action. By SIMON ALLISON.

The United Nations’ Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is unlike any other UN operation in history. With its unusual mandate, it is allowed to go on the attack against armed groups it deems to be a threat to peace in the region, regardless of whether there is any immediate danger to civilians.

This experimental approach has already proved to be ruthlessly effective against the Rwanda-backed M23 rebel movement in the eastern DRC, which was barely able to put up a fight against the combined might of the FIB and the Congolese army. Their surrender has been hailed as a vindication of the UN’s new peacekeeping strategy, even though everybody acknowledges that the problems in the area run far deeper than the successes or failures of a single rebel group (and even M23’s defeat is still under negotiation, with talks in Kampala stalled over issues of justice and demobilization).

“It’s very important to know that the intervention brigade is one more tool in the mission in order to bring peace to this region. But we need to be very realistic, because it is not the magic solution to all the problems,” said Lieutenant General Alberto Dos Santos Cruz, commander of the UN Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (Monusco), speaking to VOA.

Not least of eastern DRC’s problems is the presence of a plethora of other rebel militias, all of whom are capable of causing varying degrees of chaos.

“These groups prey on civilian populations: killing, raping, extorting illegal taxes, forcing children to become soldiers, burning villages, and ill-treating those who resist them,” writes Ida Sawyer, the DRC researcher for Human Rights Watch, in Foreign Policy.

“Most have taken advantage of and manipulated existing ethnic tensions in an effort to gain control of land and mineral resources, including gold, tin ore, and coltan (widely used in electronic devices). Their alliances, leadership structures, and even names keep shifting. Some have allied with or received support from the Congolese army -- itself guilty of perpetrating atrocities, including rape, arbitrary arrests, and the mistreatment of suspected M23 collaborators.”
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Incredible, outstanding and astonishing! The U.N. has actually [or is starting to] realized that taking initiative and being aggressive....works!
Where has this U.N. been all along?
Why hasn't it implemented such tactics before? Ah well, better late than never...
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It is actualy not a UN force. It is SADC force that is falling under a UN Mandiat. SADC want to go alone but this rout gives the brigade access to more funds and logistacl support. Though paining the APC white and wearing Blue helmets is the trade off. Though i actualy like the White rooivalk. Like it is fight while nukes are falling and it has that V bomber white finish.

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Much respect for SANDF, being a core player in these operations. I have absolutely no empathy for these rebels, I find them to be the very definition of inhuman. Keep it up
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We might get a nother intervestion force up in CAR. I doubt we will go back unless we allowed to shoot people.
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