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Behind the UN Force Intervention Brigade in DR Congo
by KPFA Evening News/Ann Garrison, 11.28.2013
Sunday Dec 29th, 2013 8:32 PM
The UN Force Intervention Brigade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo used South African helicopter gunships against both the M23 and ADF militias. South African mining researcher David Van Wyk said that this was not simply a U.N. operation to eliminate militias in the eastern DRC, as reported, but also the signal of a new resource war which could become another African World War.
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South African helicopter gunship, the Denel Rooivalk, over the eastern DRC

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by Christopher Szabo
Monday Dec 30th, 2013 1:18 AM
The gunship shown is a Mi-24 "Hind" gunship from Russia, manufactured likely during the Soviet era. The Rooivalk does not look like this one and if you really are short of a photo, I can send you one.

Regards,
Chris Szabo
Journalist
Pretoria, South Africa