DRC M23 rebel commander held in Uganda

2013-11-07 13:25


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Kampala - The military commander of Democratic Republic of Congo Congo's defeated M23 rebel movement, Sultani Makenga, has surrendered and is being held in Uganda at an undisclosed location, a senior Ugandan military officer told Reuters on Thursday.

"I can confirm to you he is with us. He surrendered to us yesterday [Wednesday] and we're holding him somewhere and some other commanders of his," the officer said, asking not to be named. He added that the group would be held until a peace agreement was signed.

The M23 group declared an end to its military campaign on Tuesday in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and said it would seek political talks after Congolese troops, backed by a UN force, routed them from their last hideouts.

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