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M23 rebels call for cease-fire with Congo military after offensive sends fighters into hills
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:26 AM EST
A leader of the M23 rebels who were forced to retreat from most of their strongholds in eastern Congo is now calling for a cease-fire.
After an 18-month rebellion that saw the rebels briefly overtake the city of Goma last year, the Congolese military stepped up its offensive in October. It quickly retook a series of towns, and M23 fighters headed for the hills.
Bisimwa is now in Uganda, where negotiations between the two sides have been under way, though they have repeatedly stalled in the past.