• All Share : 49722.88
    UP 2.18%
    Top 40 : 3828.52
    UP 1.29%
    Financial 15 : 15178.82
    UP 2.91%
    Industrial 25 : 60698.41
    UP 2.83%

  • ZAR/USD : 11.0648
    UP 1.04%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.6913
    UP 0.96%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.8610
    UP 0.26%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0986
    DOWN -0.89%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.7273
    UP 1.42%

  • Gold : 1165.1100
    DOWN -2.91%
    Platinum : 1228.5000
    DOWN -1.09%
    Silver : 15.9050
    DOWN -3.69%
    Palladium : 790.0000
    UP 1.94%
    Brent Crude Oil : 85.520
    DOWN -0.83%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Oct 31 18:25:18 SAST 2014

UN helicopters fire rockets, cannons at DR Congo rebels

Sapa-AFP | 18 November, 2012 19:47
UN attack helicopter. Pic Phil Moore/Al Jazeera

UN attack helicopters fired cannons and rockets at rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo but could not stop an advance on the key city of Goma, a UN peacekeeping spokesman said.

The M23 rebels are now near Goma airport, spokesman Kieran Dwyer told AFP. UN forces have supported DR Congo troops in the region "including carrying out sorties and firing from four attack helicopter missions that have fired rockets and cannon rounds," he said.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.