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DR Congo Buys Nine Chinese Attack Drones for Use in War Against M23 Rebels

The Congolese military is hoping that Chinese-made CH-4 attack drones like this one will help in the fight against rebeles in the eastern DRC. Image via Xinhua.

The Congolese government is stepping up the fight against M23 rebels with the purchase of nine Chinese CH-4 attack drones, according to a report in Africa Intelligence.

The first batch of three drones will be delivered next month, with the rest to be shipped later this year. The new CH-4s will be deployed to the South Kavumu military airport within range of the battle zone.

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