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DR Congo says rebels massacred 50 people

The military of the Democratic Republic of Congo has accused M23 rebels of killing 50 civilians in a massacre in the country’s east.

December 2, 2022
2 December 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces say in a statement that M23 rebels and their allies have killed 50 civilians in a massacre in the eastern town of Kishishe.

DR Congo’s army and the M23 have been locked in fighting for months in the country’s restive east.

A spokesman for the M23, a Tutsi-led militia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday on the alleged massacre on Tuesday.

Human Rights Watch and a US diplomat also said on Thursday that they had information about a massacre in Kishishe, which is in North Kivu province, but did not give figures.

“We are deeply saddened by the massacre of civilians in Kishishe, which could constitute a war crime,” Stephanie Miley, charge d’affaires for the US embassy in Kinshasa, said on Twitter.

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