DRC rebels attack in east, army pushes back

2012-10-19 22:14
M23 rebels (Picture: AP)

M23 rebels (Picture: AP)

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Goma - The M23 rebel group says it led an attack against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) army in the country's east to gather more weapons, breaking a lull in fighting.

Group spokesperson Colonel Vianney Kazarama said on Friday that M23 elements were leading the attack in Kirolirwe on Wednesday.

He said that elements from two former rebel groups in the DRC also helped back the attack.

DRC army spokesperson Colonel Olivier Hamuli said the army pushed the rebels back into the Virunga National Park, home to some of the last mountain gorillas.

He said they are now bombing that area.

The group of about 1 000 fighters created after several officers from the DRC army defected in April and May, has been fighting the DRC army in the North Kivu province since, although there has been a sort of ceasefire for several months.

- AP
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