This is coolbert:
The United Nations just now having created and authorized a new fighting force called an intervention brigade, the purpose of which is to counter and go after the various predatory and deadly militias of the Congo area that have wreaked havoc for ALMOST TWO DECADES NOW!!
"U.N. approves new combat force to 'neutralize' Congo rebels"
"UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved the creation of a unique new combat force that is to carry out 'targeted offensive operations' to neutralize armed groups in conflict-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo."
THEY SHOULD NOT BE MERELY TRYING TO NEUTRALIZE THESE MILITIAS, THEY SHOULD BE AIMING TO DESTROY THEM!
"The 15-member Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the so-called intervention brigade . . . as part of the existing 20,000-strong U.N. force in Congo"
That area of Africa where the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi comes together beset with two decades of intermittent warfare and warlord atrocity. In this particular case the militia M23 the main culprit but understood as there existing in the area also entire battalions of militia not beholden to M23.
"It says MONUSCO will 'carry out targeted offensive operations through the Intervention Brigade ... either unilaterally or jointly with the (Congo army), in a robust highly mobile and versatile manner ... to prevent expansion of all armed groups, neutralize these groups, and to disarm them.'"
This intervention brigade a unit of combat arms and NOT strictly peacekeeping troops. Peacemakers in the sense of being able to engage in combat with and defeat the various militias of the region.
"The resolution also states that the intervention brigade will be made up of three infantry battalions, one artillery and one special force and reconnaissance company headquartered in Goma under the direct command of the MONUSCO force commander."
That "brigade" consisting of troops from South Africa, Tanzania and Malawi and perhaps Mozambique.
I hope this works well but to be honest as has been noted by a number of authorities, COALITIONS OF TROOPS HARDLY EVER FIGHT WELL!!
Understand too that during the last two decades that area of the Congo very rich in mineral resources has had to endure WARLORD warfare with the total number of dead estimated at about three million souls. MOSTLY civilians. This figure deemed fairly accurate based on U.N. estimates.