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DR of Congo plagued by Islamist    African Devastation

Started 7-Jan by AuntBetsie; 585 views.
AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

7-Jan

More than 1,000 civilians were killed in attacks attributed to the ADF in 2019 and 2020, according to U.N. figures, despite repeated offensives by the army and U.N. peacekeepers against the group over the past decade.

At least 22 killed in eastern Congo village

By Reuters Staff

BENI, Congo (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in an overnight raid on a village in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo plagued by Islamist rebel attacks, local authorities said on Tuesday.

The militants struck late on Monday, killing residents of Mwenda village with machetes and guns, its civil society leader Jeremi Mbweki said. He blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan Islamist group which has emerged as the most lethal militia in Congo’s eastern borderlands and is suspected of hacking to death at least 17 people in a nearby village last week.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo-security/at-least-22-killed-in-eastern-congo-village-idUSKBN29A1AS

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Weasel (poptardo)

From: Weasel (poptardo)

7-Jan

Democratic Republic of Congo plagued by Islamist rebel attacks, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Oddly enough how the word DEMOCRATIC is used where there's none!

TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

8-Jan

What is not said, is that they eliminate anyone that isn't a muslim of their own ranking!

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

8-Jan

Originating in Uganda in the 1980s, ADF eventually spread into DRC and have been kidnapping, killing, and raping Christians for more than two decades.  In over 20 attacks between January and May, an estimated 90 people were killed, at least 131 kidnapped, and over 12,000 displaced.  Those displaced include predominately children and elderly, who are even more vulnerable due to starvation. Christians and Christian buildings, such as churches, schools, and hospitals, are the primary targets of ADF.

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

8-Jan

TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

10-Jan

Congo had more deadly attacks today

More than 200 rangers have been killed since Virunga became a national park in 1925.

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TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

10-Jan

6 rangers killed in latest attack at Congo's Virunga park.

Officials say gunmen have killed at least six rangers in Virunga National Park, the latest attack on the area home to some of the world’s last mountain gorillas.

KINSHASA, Congo -- Gunmen have killed at least six rangers in Virunga National Park, the latest attack in the part of eastern Congo that is home to some of the world's last mountain gorillas, officials said Sunday. The violence took place on Sunday in Nyamitwitwi, located in the Rutshuru area of the park, said Olivier Mukisya, spokesman for the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature.

By JEAN YVES KAMALE Associated Press
10 January 2021, 15:30

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/rangers-killed-latest-attack-congos-virunga-park-75162564

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

11-Jan

If I search it now, I may find more massacre in Congo!

Guterres on latest DRC massacres

Defence Web|6 hours ago
A spate of civilian massacres in the strife-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) elicited a repeat of a call last year by the UN Secretary-General for a global ceasefire. Antonio Guterres also again pleaded with to all armed groups to lay down their weapons.
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AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

11-Jan

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Antonio Guterres also again pleaded with to all armed groups to lay down their weapons. The most senior UN officer called the recent massacre of civilians in Tingwe, Mwenda and Nzenga near Beni territory in North Kivu province “shocking”. Guterres wants the perpetrators, believed to be from the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) found and swiftly brought to justice.

M0THACUP

From: M0THACUP

12-Jan

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for many suspected ADF attacks in the past, although U.N. experts said last week that they have been unable to confirm any direct link between the two groups.

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