The brazen take-over of the city of Goma by the rebel group M-23 is a disastrous return to uncertainty for the people of the eastern Congo, who have endured violence at the hands of squabbling militias for nearly two decades. Although little bloodshed has been reported in Goma — Congolese soldiers fled without much of a fight — the rebel victory is the clearest sign yet that the region’s fragile peace has unraveled.
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