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CLASHES IN CONGO KILL 80

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Thousands Displaced By Renewed Fighting
By Harold Hutchison

Renewed clashes between different rebel groups left 80 people dead in the Congo. The new round of fighting comes as military leaders of M23 essentially fired the political leader of the movement.

According to a report by VOA News, rebels from the Alliance of Patriots for a Free and Sovereign Congo, or APCLS, captured the town of Kitchanga, in North Kivu province, from another rebel group, the FARDC.

"There are still 3,000 internally displaced people around the MONUSCO base in Kitchanga," U.N. Deputy Spokesman Eduardo del Buey said, adding that the situation was becoming “highly volatile.”