DR Congo army launches new offensive against Rwandan rebels

A box of ammunition reportedly abandoned by Rwandan ethnic Hutu rebels of the FDLR on March 11, 2014, near Tongo, DRCThe Democratic Republic of Congo army has launched a fresh offensive against Rwandan Hutu rebels in the east of the country, an army officer participating in the operations said on Friday. “We have been ordered to hunt down the FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) and we recovered some positions,” an army based in the eastern Virunga National Park told AFP. Military operations are ongoing in the Rutshuru territory on the border of Rwanda and Uganda, North Kivu civil society groups said in a statement confirming the government report. The first army offensive against the FDLR took place on Tuesday in the South Kivu province, also in the east.

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