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Vol 53 No 24

Published 30th November 2012


Congo-Kinshasa

Why Goma fell

The full details of Goma’s fall are still murky but the main military push started on 19 November when, say local people, fighters from the Mouvement du 23 mars (M23) began to cross from over the Rwandan border into territory held by the Congolese national army. M23 had been probing but failing to penetrate the defences of the Forces armées de la république démocratique du Congo north of Goma.

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