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DRC Launches Offensive Against Rwandan Hutu Rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched a long-awaited offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels based in the eastern DRC. Congolese military sources say the operation against the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) began Tuesday morning near the city of Uvira, in South Kivu province. Congo promised the offensive after the FDLR failed to meet a January 2 deadline to disarm. FDLR leaders were involved in Rwanda's 1994 genocide and the group is responsible for...

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