Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:10 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Congo army troops return to Goma as rebels nearby

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published December 3, 2012 at 7:01 a.m. Updated December 3, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.

— Several hundred Congo army soldiers returned to the key eastern city of Goma as rebels remained poised nearby and a possible fight loomed for the city of 1 million.

About 700 government army troops reentered Goma on Monday in trucks that arrived at Katindo barracks. Crowds gathered to cheer and sing, and some women rushed forward to kiss the troops.

The soldiers were deployed to positions across the city. Their return is a concrete sign that the state may be able to regain control of Goma and other territory it lost in a few days of fighting earlier this month.

Even as the army soldiers returned, the M23 rebels remained perilously close to Goma, with their fighters Monday taking positions just 1.6 miles away from this provincial capital.

Comments on: Congo army troops return to Goma as rebels nearby

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.


  • Math teacher

    High SchoolThe Cedar Ridge School District is accepting appl...

  • Dietary aide

    dietary aidenow taking applications for Saturday & Sunday 6a...

  • Billing/collections coordinator

    Living Hope Southeast Now hiring a for the Little Rock Offi...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Sales rep

    fairfield bay area need a fulltime salesperson in russellvi...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Sales

    pine bluff, batesville, hot springs areas need one fulltime ...
    Pine Bluff, AR

Search 893 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online