Hundreds of Congolese Residents Flee to Uganda Following Rebel Attacks

Hundreds of Congolese Residents Flee to Uganda Following Rebel Attacks (News Central TV)
Hundreds of Congolese Residents Flee to Uganda Following Rebel Attacks (News Central TV)

Reports indicate that Hundreds of Congolese have fled into Uganda following rebel attacks on their homes.

News Central earlier reported that assailants suspected to be M23 Rebels attacked a Military base near the villages of Tshanzu and Runyoni, close to the provincial capital Goma.

In a similar attack in November, M23 rebels briefly took those two vital villages.

The clashes took place three days after the group, which captured huge swaths of territory during an insurgency in 2012 and 2013, accused the army of battling it.

Tshanzu and Runyoni were the M23’s last strongholds before its fighters were pushed out of Uganda and Rwanda by Congolese and UN forces in 2013.

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Since then, regional attempts have been made to demobilise the gang. However, its officials have expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace at which a peace agreement is being implemented.


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