Congo's victorious rebels go on looting spree

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Congo's victorious rebels

go on looting spree

The rebels victorious in Congo's civil war went on a looting spree in the capital Brazzaville and authorities clamped a night curfew on the oil port of Pointe Noire.

Former Marxist ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso has proclaimed victory in his militia's bloody four-month power struggle with forces backing President Pascal Lissouba. The UN Security Council on Thursday told foreign forces to get out of the country in a statement aimed at Angolan troops fighting alongside Sassou's.

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