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World DRC: The Congolese Army Target of Attacks in Masisi

16:55  12 april  2021
16:55  12 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The authorities of the province do not hide their concern, especially since the coalition that is to the maneuver includes the main armed groups in the area. Coordinated attacks on several localities in the territory. The FARDC managed to resume some and prepared a great offensive.

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If you ask the question, it is incomprehensible all these coordinated attacks with these well-armed men, explains an authority of North Kivu. The coalition faced by the Congolese soldiers is composed of several once rival groups: members of APCLS, Nyatura, and in particular the new CMC platform, very close to of the Rwandan Hutu rebels, FDLR , to which would be added today. According to his information, the NDC-renovated fighters of the Head of War Guidon, however, long regarded as an ally of the Congolese army and an enemy of the Nyatura-Apcls coalition.

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Since last year, two factions of this group oppose, one of them is faithful to the head of war. "These groups combined when their survival is at stake and handlebars lost the support of FARDC officers," said a local researcher who has been a regular degradation of the situation for months. This researcher also explains that one of Guidon's rival faction groups participated in APCLS operations. This is how old enemies would come back allied again.

Another factor that could explain this mobilization: the announcement of discussions with the Rwandan army around future operations while local populations are hostile. Still, for civil society, these attacks are made possible by the little staff of the Congolese army in the field. "Nor can we put soldiers in every locality, the problem is that they attack on several fronts," says on the governorate side of the province.

doctors without borders received at least 17 wounded in the health structures that the NGO supports. MSF also says they have at least 6,000 displaced in the area.

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