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    UN and Congolese troops shell rebels near Goma

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    United Nations and Congolese troops have shelled rebels closing in on the city of Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

    They say the M-23 rebels are fighting on behalf of the Rwandan government.

    The rebels have captured strategic towns in the mineral rich North Kivu province over the past few weeks.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Goma.