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UN mission in DR Congo liberates prisoners and arrests militia leaders

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A UN spokesman told the daily press briefing in New York that MONUC’s operation occurred yesterday near the town of Djugu, northwest of Bunia.MONUC rescued three civilian prisoners being held in an underground jail and 34 women being held as sexual slaves in a camp run by the Nationalist Integrationist Front/Ituri Popular Resistance Forces.According to MONUC, militia leaders were also arrested and a number of weapons and anti-personnel mines were seized.