U.N. and Congolese troops report major progress in their drive to subdue Ugandan rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
United Nations and Congolese military officials say their joint force has overrun at least three Ugandan rebel bases in North Kivu province Monday.
The force of about 35,00 DRC government soldiers and 600 U.N. peacekeeping troops attacked the Allied Democratic Forces rebel group on Saturday.
The United Nations says at least 35 rebels were killed in a clash Sunday, along with three Congolese troops and an Indian U.N. peacekeeper.
U.N. and Congolese forces are trying to assert government control in parts of eastern Congo dominated by local militias and rebel groups from nearby countries.
The offensives were launched after Congo's constitutional referendum last week. Partial results from the vote show the new constitution heading toward overwhelming approval.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.