The Congolese armed forces (FARDC) have intensified their offensive and managed to recapture several positions from three armed groups that were operating in South Kivu province, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), a security source said Monday.

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The commander of Sokola 2 operations in South Kivu, General Esperant Masudi, said the Congolese army had managed to recapture four localities initially occupied by a coalition of Raia Mutomboki, Nyatura and Mai Mai militia.

On May 26, 2016, FARDC launched operations to track down the three armed groups in their strongholds of Chifunzi, Chaminunu, Butale and Mule.

“The fighters of these armed groups who were dislodged from the localities fled. FARDC will continue searching for them in Masisi territory within North Kivu province,” Masudi concluded. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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