Chop­pers crash in DRC

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KIN­SHASA: Two mil­i­tary he­li­copters crashed in a strife-torn part of the eastern Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo with at least four crew mem­bers on board, au­thor­i­ties said yes­ter­day.

Gov­ern­ment spokesman Lam­bert Mende said it was not clear what brought down the he­li­copters on Fri­day in North Kivu prov­ince near the bor­ders with Rwanda and Uganda.

UN-spon­sored Ra­dio Okapi cited mil­i­tary sources as say­ing the he­li­copters crashed while pur­su­ing fight­ers from the former Con­golese rebel group M23.

Re­ports of a pos­si­ble M23 re­vival by former fight­ers held in camps in Uganda and Rwanda have surged. – Reuters

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