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DRC: New Killings Of Civilians In The East Of The Country

Source: Globe Echo AFRICA By David Sadler  | Last Updated Mar 20, 2023 Bloody and indiscriminate violence continues to plague the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Twenty civilians were killed on Saturday March 18 in two separate attacks in this part of the country, which has been plagued by violence from dozens of armed groups for nearly thirty years. In Ituri province, the Codeco militia (Cooperative for the development of Congo), which claims to protect the Lendu tribe against the Hema tribe, is accused of having attacked five villages in the Mahagi territory on Saturday morning. “So far we have counted fifteen dead, mostly women, children and old people”declared on Sunday to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Arnold Lokwa, responsible for the “chieftaincy » (group of villages) of Panduru. In the neighboring province of North Kivu, it is the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) rebels, affiliated with the jihadist group Islamic State (IS), who are accused of having kil

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