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ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

ADF Kills Dozens on New Year’s Eve.

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At least 25 civilians have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) troubled east, local officials said on Friday, blaming the attack on the notorious ADF militia. The army was chasing ADF fighters on Thursday when they found the bodies of 25 civilians, who had been “taken by surprise in their fields on New Year’s Eve,” Donat Kibuana, the administrator of the Beni territory, told news reporters. The ADF, which has been active in the region since the 1990s as a Ugandan rebel group, is one of more than 100 rebel groups that plague the eastern provinces of the vast country. A year ago, the Congolese army launched a large-scale campaign against the ADF. In response, the group abandoned its bases, split into smaller, more mobile groups and retaliated against civi...
ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

ADF Kills more than a Dozen in DR Congo.

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More than a dozen people have been killed in two attacks near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo that were blamed on the Islamist ADF group, local sources said Sunday. Late Saturday, an initial assault killed seven people, territorial administrator Donat Kibwana told an AFP correspondent, adding that "the attack took place at 11:00 pm and it was the ADF", which originated in the 1990s as an Ugandan Muslim rebel group. Kibwana said the toll was still provisional and that the attack occurred at a town called Kisima. A second assault took place early Sunday near Oicha, which is in the same region as Beni, where the local authority and other sources said six people had died. The ADF is one of more than 100 militias that plague the eastern provinces of the vast DR Congo. ...
ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

ADF kills 17 Civilians in Eastern Congo Raid

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BENI, Congo - Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night, local authorities said, blaming fighters from an Islamist militia group. The army confirmed the attack in the Buliki area of North Kivu province, but declined to give a death toll. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan armed group active in eastern Congo since the 1990s, has killed more than 1,000 civilians since the start of 2019, according to U.N. figures, despite repeated military campaigns to destroy it. “Everything happened yesterday between 8 p.m. and midnight - the armed men carried out a raid,” local leader Kalunga Messo told Reuters by phone. “They killed our brothers without mercy.” Reprisal attacks against civilians h...
Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

Thousands flee ADF attacks in Eastern DR Congo

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This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is rushing support to tens of thousands of people who have been recently displaced in the aftermath of brutal attacks and fighting by the armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces. More than 50,000 people have fled in the aftermath of a recent upsurge in fighting in North Kivu. The displaced include an overwhelming number of children – including many who are unaccompanied by either a parent or guardian. Brutal attacks blamed on the armed group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) killed at least 13 people at ...
ADF KILLS DOZENS IN CHRISTIAN AREA OF CONGO

ADF KILLS DOZENS IN CHRISTIAN AREA OF CONGO

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KINSHASA, CONGO (BosNewsLife)– At least 58 people were killed, and 17 kidnapped when Muslim militants attacked two villages in the mainly-Christian north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last month aid workers say. “Twenty-three people were murdered on September 8. And another 35 were killed two days later in the heavily forested Tshabi area of southern Ituri province,” added Barnabas Fund, a Christian charity investigating the cases. It quoted a villager, Tshabi, as saying that “People were killed with every sort of weapon, knives, guns. Seventeen people are listed as disappeared, but they have almost definitely been kidnapped.” Barnabas Fund said many people have since fled the troubled region amid fears of more violence. “Villagers in the Christian-majority north...
ADF Rebels Kill at Least 10 Civilians

ADF Rebels Kill at Least 10 Civilians

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Allied Democratic Forces have targeted 580 civilians in North-Kivu since Nov 2019. At least 10 civilians have been killed by a Ugandan rebel group in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a conflict monitor group announced Monday. The incident occurred on Sunday night in the town of Mbau, territory of Beni, North-Kivu province, according to the Kivu security A soldier of the FARDC, the Democratic Republic of Congo governmental troops, holds a furet used as a talisman prior to a fight against rebels of ADF-Nalu, a Ugandan Islamist group which has been based on the Congolese side of the border since its creation in 1995, near Kokola, 50km from Beni in the east of the country.The ADF-Nalu rebels have been led since 2007 by Jamil Mukulu, a former Christian who conv...
Suspected Militia Fighters Kill Dozens in DR Congo’s Eastern Ituri Province

Suspected Militia Fighters Kill Dozens in DR Congo’s Eastern Ituri Province

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 Fifty-eight people have been killed in attacks in a restive province of eastern DR Congo, local officials said on Thursday, blaming a notorious militia. Large numbers of the population have fled following the attacks in Irumu, a territory in the province of Ituri, provincial interior minister Adjio Gidi told AFP. He blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), which originated in the 1990s as a Ugandan Muslim rebel group and has been accused of killing hundreds of civilians since DR Congo’s armed forces launched a crackdown against them last November. The attacks took place in a heavily forested area called Tshabi, a local resident said, adding that a number of people were feared kidnapped. “People were killed with every sort of weapon, knives, guns,” a member of ...
Over 40 Civilians Slaughtered In By ADF Rebels Near Uganda-DR Congo Border

Over 40 Civilians Slaughtered In By ADF Rebels Near Uganda-DR Congo Border

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By Elite Reporter More than 40 innocent civilians were slaughtered  in the latest DR Congo massacre after Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attacked the village of Samboko in Ituri province, on Tuesday night, killing dozens using machetes, according to human rights groups in the war-torn country. The Democratic Republic of the Congo's army launched an offensive to oust the armed group from its bases in the northeast last year after their constant attacks on civilians in the mountainous jungles near the Ugandan border. Fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group, which was driven out of Uganda in the late 1990s, attacked Samboko village, about 100km (60 miles) southwest of the city of Bunia, Omar Kavota from rights group CEPADHO said on Wednesday. “A day aft...
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