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News Roundup – 9 May 2013

May 9, 2013

Free Syrian army rebels defect to Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra. 

Syrian warplanes pound rebel positions in North. 

Libya crisis deepens as rebel groups expand their demands. 

In a new report published on 8 May, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) revealed gross violations of international humanitarian and human rights committed in November 2012 during the clashes between the National Armed Forces (FARDC) and the M23 rebels, leading to the capture of Goma by the latter (see press release here).

Hundreds of Congolese villagers flee to Uganda as M23 rebel group talks up likelihood of war. 

Is more force in the DRC more of the same?

Kurdish press on historic PKK rebel pullout. 

Three dead in rebel attack prior to Philippine vote. 


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