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DRC: 40 ADF militia fighters captured

DRC: 40 ADF militia fighters captured

AFRICA
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. The 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. "A 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. More than 300 people have been killed in ADF attacks in eastern DR Congo si...
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