UN back on the offensive in the Congo

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  1. Fifty years after the first UN offensive in Katanga, an "intervention force" has been authorized to "neutralize and disarm" M23 rebels in the east of DR Congo:

    United Nations News Centre - Security Council approves intervention force to target armed groups in DR Congo

    Back in the Katangan intervention there was air support from Sweden ( Tunnans ) , India ( Canberras ) and even Iran ( the Shah sent a few F-86s ). This time they're deploying UAVs, according to AlJ:

    UN approves DR Congo 'intervention brigade' - Africa - Al Jazeera English