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US Backs International Probe on Alleged Atrocities in Congo’s Kasai Province

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The US Department of State said that the Trump administration is backing the dispatch of an international team of human rights monitors to investigate reports of atrocities in the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Trump administration is backing the dispatch of an international team of human rights monitors to investigate reports of atrocities in the Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the US Department of State said in a fact sheet.

"The United States joined consensus on a resolution establishing an international team that will investigate reports of atrocities occurring in the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)," the fact sheet stated on Monday.

The US government also issued a strong statement calling for the government of the DRC to cooperate with the investigation and provide it unhindered access to all areas of the country.

Moreover, the United States calls on the DRC should ensure the safety of all who cooperate with the probe, including victims and witnesses, the State Department added.

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