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Clashes disrupt food aid deliveries

September 08, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

New clashes erupted between a renegade general's forces and government troops in eastern Congo, and the United Nations said violence was hampering efforts to deliver food to tens of thousands of civilians displaced by ongoing fighting.

The latest clash pitting supporters of former Gen. Laurent Nkunda against army troops was in Rumangabo, a village north of the regional capital, Goma, said a spokesman for U.N. peacekeepers.

As many as 35,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire, have crossed the border into Uganda in the last five days, the U.N. refugee agency said.

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