Congo rebels delay departure from Goma

Rebels in Congo defy for a second time an ultimatum set by neighboring African countries and backed by Western diplomats.

 A soldier of the  Mai Mai militia rests in  Kirotshe, some 30 kms south-west of Goma, Thursday Nov. 29, 2012. M23 Rebels, who last week seized one of the most important cities in eastern Congo and advanced beyond, said Thursday that they had pulled back several miles (kilometers ) to the town of Sake and were on track to leave the key city of Goma by Friday, in accordance with a deadline imposed by the international community. Government troops were massing in Minova.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

A soldier of the Mai Mai militia rests in Kirotshe, some 30 kms south-west of Goma, Thursday Nov. 29, 2012. M23 Rebels, who last week seized one of the most important cities in eastern Congo and advanced beyond, said Thursday that they had pulled back several miles (kilometers ) to the town of Sake and were on track to leave the key city of Goma by Friday, in accordance with a deadline imposed by the international community. Government troops were massing in Minova.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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