The M23 rebels have once again dared the Kenya Defense Forces just when things were going cooling down. Reports from Eastern DRC revealed that the rebels have taken some civilians hostage for allegedly working with the military.
"M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are holding civilians hostage for suspected collaboration with enemy militias as fighting erupted despite recent peace efforts, local sources told AFP on Monday. The group — one of scores in the volatile region — has conquered swathes of territory from the army and allied militias in North Kivu province in recent months and advanced towards its capital Goma." The EastAfrican reported.
This has erupted another round of fighting between the M23 and the EACRF that have been working to restore peace in Congo. The ambush by the M23 comes just a few days after the KDF received the region of Kibumba from the rebels after they retreated. The area was then resettled on Christmas day by the same soldiers. The UN has warned that the move by the M23 would lead to another security threat in Congo even as the soldiers put in more effort to promote peace in Eastern Congo.
The KDF have now been given another task to deal with and this time they will be fierce than before. Diplomatic methods of solving problems have failed and they will now use more harsh techniques if that is what it will take to stop them. Follow the page for more news updates daily.
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