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Members of a Rwandan Hutu militia in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been surrending in large numbers to U.N. peacekeepers trying to neutralize armed groups in the region, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. Congolese troops and the U.N. peacekeeping mission - which includes a unique Intervention Brigade mandated to eliminate armed groups in eastern Congo - have turned their attention to combating the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) after defeating the Tutsi-led M23 rebel group last month. Martin Kobler, head of the U.N. mission, said operations against the FDLR began on November 27. They were not involved in the 1994 genocide so it is easier for them also to surrender to us," Kobler told reporters after briefing the U.N. Security Council on the situation in Congo behind closed doors.