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Congo Army Strikes M23 Rebels Base At Rumangabo

Robert Esaki - July 24, 2013

M23 soldiers demonstrate unarmed combat at Rumangabo military camp, North Kivu April 27, 2013The Congolese army hit deep into M23 rebels’ territory on Wednesday as three attack helicopters bombed the strategic military base at Rumangabo, located 50 kilometers north of Goma, and one of the biggest M23 bases in the region.
M23 Rebels in Disarray in Eastern Congo, Says Government Spokesman

Radio Okapi - July 19, 2013

Lambert Mende OmalangaLambert Mende said that the M23 rebels supported by Rwanda were in disarray in North Kivu province. He warned, however, that “winning a battle does not mean winning the war” and called on the military to continue to fight to win the war.
120 M23 Rebels Killed in East, Government Says

VOA News - July 15, 2013

FARDC soldier in KivuThe Democratic Republic of Congo says its forces have killed 120 rebels and captured another dozen in fighting in North Kivu province. Government spokesman Lambert Mende said Monday that about 10 army soldiers have died in the fighting north of Goma, the provincial capital.
U.S. Sanctions M23 Rebel Leaders

U.S. Department of the Treasury - December 18, 2012

Colonel Sultani Makenga, center, a senior M23 leader, on a hill in eastern Congo, July 2012Baudoin Ngaruye and Innocent Kaina are being designated for their involvement in the recruitment and use of child soldiers in the conflict in the DRC and for being leaders of a group that is impeding the disarmament, repatriation, or resettlement of combatants.
DR Congo Officials Vow to Defend Goma Against M23 Rebels

Congo News Agency - November 19, 2012

Goma, capital city of North Kivu province in eastern CongoNorth Kivu province Governor Julien Paluku has reassured residents of the eastern Congo city of Goma that it remains under the control of the Congolese army. He dismissed rumors that top government and military officials have fled towards Bukavu, in South Kivu province. Military officials in Goma vowed to defend the city against an attack by M23 rebels.
Congo Government Says Bosco Ntaganda Rebels Trained in Rwanda

Congo News Agency - June 10, 2012

Lambert MendeThe Congolese government has confirmed reports by the United Nations mission in DR Congo and Human Rights Watch that former rebels led by wanted war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda have received reinforcements from Rwanda.
Congo Army Advances On Rebels Holdout, Says Official

Peter Clottey/VOA News - June 5, 2012

Lambert Mende OmalangaInformation minister Lambert Mende says the national army is crushing the rebellion by renegade soldiers loyal to General Bosco Ntaganda. “The army is advancing and they are doing very well. And we hope that in the hours or days to come, the job will be finished. I think everything will be done very soon,” said Lambert Mende.
UN Report Accuses Rwanda of Supporting Bosco Ntaganda Rebels

Congo News Agency - May 28, 2012

Joseph Kabila and Paul Kagame in KinshasaAn internal UN report obtained by the BBC says that Rwanda is once again supporting rebels in eastern Congo linked to renegade general Bosco Ntaganda. The report cites rebel soldiers who say they were trained to join the Rwandan army but were sent instead across the border to eastern Congo to fight alongside mutinous soldiers.
ICC Prosecutor Seeks New Charges Against Ntaganda, FDLR Leader

International Criminal Court - May 14, 2012

Luis Moreno-OcampoThe Office of the Prosecutor has requested two new arrest warrants. The first one relates to Bosco Ntaganda for the crimes committed as a top commander of Thomas Lubanga's militia, the UPC/FPLC. The second was filed against a leader of one of the most active militia in the Kivu provinces, Sylvestre Mudacumura, the Supreme Commander of the FDLR-FOCA.
Army Suspends Military Operations Against Ntaganda Loyalists

Congo News Agency - May 6, 2012

Didier Etumba - FARDCThe Congolese army has regained control of the areas of Masisi and Rutshuru, in North Kivu province, which were occupied last week by mutinous soldiers loyal to renegade general Bosco Ntaganda. DR Congo’s Army Chief of Staff, General Didier Etumba, said in a press release on Sunday that military operations against the “undisciplined” soldiers have been suspended.







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