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UN Imposes Arms Embargo on Rwandan Rebels in Congo


The United Nations Security Council has imposed a travel ban and arms embargo on Rwandan rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have failed to disarm or blocked others from disarming.

The resolution, passed Wednesday, asked a Security Council committee to come up with a list of those who should be targeted for sanctions.

The Council said it deplored the fact that the rebels have not laid down their weapons and demanded they fulfill their promise to leave the country.

Rwandan Hutu rebels pledged to return home earlier this year, but few have done so, asking the Rwandan government for more guarantees.

An estimated 10,000 Rwandan rebels are believed to be in eastern Congo. They fled to Congo after helping orchestrate Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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