|Congo Will Not Sign a 'Peace Deal' With Defeated M23 Rebels, Government Says
Congo News Agency - November 6, 2013
|The Congolese government says it will not sign a “peace deal” with the M23 rebels now that they have been defeated. Information Minister and government spokesman Lambert Mende told reporters during a news conference in Kinshasa on Tuesday that there will only be a “statement.”
|Kabila Congratulates Congo Army for Defeating M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - October 30, 2013
|DR Congo’s army has recaptured Bunagana, the last major town that was still occupied by the M23 rebels in North Kivu province. President Joseph Kabila took to the airwaves to congratulate the Congolese army for liberating “most regions of North Kivu that had been under the control of the enemies of peace for 19 months.”
|Advancing Congo Troops Take Control of Rumangabo From M23 Rebels
Radio Okapi - October 28, 2013
|DR Congo’s army continued its advance north towards M23 rebel strongholds on Monday. After Kibumba, Kiwanja and Rutshuru, it was the turn of Rumangabo to fall under the control of the Congolese Armed Forces, also known as the FARDC.
|Congo Army Liberates Rutshuru, Kiwanja and Kibumba From M23 Rebels
Congo News Agency - October 27, 2013
|DR Congo’s army has liberated three major towns from the M23 rebels in a span of just three days. It is a dramatic fall for the M23 rebels, who have terrorized hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Congo for more than a year.
|Congo Army Dislodges M23 Rebels From Strategic Town of Kibumba
Radio Okapi - October 26, 2013
|DR Congo's army has recaptured the town of Kibumba, located 27 kilometers north of Goma, in North Kivu province. The spokesman of the Congolese Armed Forces in the province, Col. Olivier Hamuli, announced Saturday afternoon that the army, known as FARDC, had taken control of the town. He called on the M23 rebels to disarm.
|Congo Army Takes Control of Kibumba After Fighting With M23 Rebels Resumes
Radio Okapi - October 25, 2013
|DR Congo's army took control of the center of Kibumba on Friday after fighting broke out early in the morning with M23 rebels. The area had been completely occupied by the rebels before the fighting began in the territory of Nyiragongo, in North Kivu province.
|Mortar Shells From Rwanda Kill Civilians in Eastern Congo
Congo News Agency - August 23, 2013
|M23 rebels and their allies in Rwanda deliberately shelled civilians neighborhoods in Goma on Thursday, Congolese government spokesman Lambert Mende said on Friday during a press conference in Kinshasa. One woman and her three children were killed when mortar shells hit civilian neighborhoods in the eastern Congo city.
|Dozens of M23 Rebels Killed by Congo Army in Renewed Fighting
Radio Okapi - August 22, 2013
|Dozens of M23 rebels have been killed and twelve others captured since Wednesday during renewed fighting between the rebels and the Congolese Armed Forces, known as FARDC. According to military sources in the area, the FARDC also recovered three heavy weapons during these clashes.
|M23 Rebels Said to Flee Rumangabo After Congo Army Airstrikes
Congo News Agency - July 25, 2013
|The M23 rebels are said to have fled from one of their biggest military base in North Kivu province and eastern Congo. The military base at Rumangabo was shelled on Wednesday by Congolese army attack helicopters, which are said to have inflicted heavy losses to the M23 rebels.
|M23 Rebels Kill, Rape Civilians in Eastern Congo: Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch - July 22, 2013
|M23 rebels have summarily executed at least 44 people and raped at least 61 women and girls since March 2013 in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Local residents and rebel deserters reported recent forced recruitment of men and boys by the M23 in both Rwanda and Congo.