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DRC troops head for Goma

Africa

Sake, Democratic Republic of Congo -

Congolese army troops headed to Goma on Monday to take over the key mining hub after rebels pulled out of the city in line with a regionally-mediated deal.

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A girl holds a hand of a M23 rebel fighter as the rebels prepare for withdrawal from Karuba, about 62 km west of Goma.

Dozens of trucks filled with soldiers left an army camp some 30 kilometres (20 miles) from Goma, according to an AFP reporter. A senior army officer said that in all a battalion was headed to the main city in the mineral-rich Kivu region. - Sapa-AFP

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