DR Congo army captures 400 Rwandan armed rebels

DR Congo army captures 400 Rwandan armed rebels
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  • calendar-gray 19 December 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo army has captured more than 400 members of a Rwandan rebel group in South Kivu province, APA reports citing Anadolu. 

Some members of the Conseil National pour la Renaissance et la Démocratie (CNRD) surrendered while others were captured in house-to-house raids in the two areas of Kabare and Walungu, Rwanda’s New Times website reported.

The CNRD is a breakaway faction of the Congo-based Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which is reportedly led by former Rwandan Prime Minister Faustin Twagiramungu and Hotel Rwanda movie star Paul Rusesabagina, who live in Belgium and the U.S. respectively.

Congolese forces launched operations against armed groups in the eastern part of the country at the end of October.

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