Lt. Anthony Mwalushayi, the spokesperson of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced that the operations in Beni territory of North Kivu enabled 27 DRC nationals to escape from the ADF camps.
Lt. Anthony Mwalushayi, FARDC spokesperson says 27 abducted Congolese have escaped from the DF Camps-Courtesy Photo
Up to 27 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo who were
kidnapped by the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF have been rescued from
The escape was aided by a military assault
led by Uganda Peoples Defence Forces-UPDF and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-FARDC against the militant group on Tuesday, according to the Congolese army. The Ugandan army on Friday said the operation code-named military Suja was targeting four camps of the ADF group in North Kivu and Ituri province.
In a statement, Lt. Anthony
Mwalushayi, the spokesperson of the
Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced that the operations in Beni territory of North Kivu enabled 27 DRC nationals to escape from the ADF camps. According to information released by the DRC forces, some of the run-aways had spent more than two months in the ADF
Earlier the joint forces had announced that more than 60 suspected members of the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF had also surrendered to government forces.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International has called on both
UPDF and FARDC officers to ensure the protection of civilians and to respect
international humanitarian law. Sarah Jackson, the Assistant Regional Director of
Amnesty International, said in a communique that in the past, foreign military
interventions had targeted civilians in their operations.
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