DR Congo troops have captured 40 fighters from a militia blamed
for killing hundreds in massacres across the restive eastern part of the
country, the UN mission MONUSCO said Wednesday.
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is the main militia force operating in
eastern DR Congo and has been carrying out reprisal attacks on civilians
in response to a crackdown by the military, known as FARDC.
joint operation against ADF has allowed the FARDC to capture 40
fighters close to Makeke," Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Raoul Djehoungo, a
MONUSCO spokesman said.
The operation in the Beni
region on February 9 came after at least seven civilians were killed in
the latest suspected ADF massacre in the area.
than 300 people have been killed in ADF attacks in eastern DR Congo