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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Roger Meece
Congolese community leaders said they begged local U.N. officials and army commanders to protect villagers days before rebels gang-raped scores of people, from a month-old baby boy to a 110-year-old great-great-grandmother.
Mr. Meece said people there wanted to fight the militiamen with the peacekeepers, but again did not report that they were under attack.
Mr. Meece, the top U.N. envoy in Congo, said U.N. peacekeepers in the area did not learn about the rape and looting spree until Aug. 12 from the International Medical Corps.