The Democratic Republic of Congo officials say the country’s army has recaptured one of the last remaining strongholds of the M23 rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising hopes that the end to the 18-month-old rebellion is near.
FARDC on Wednesday recaptured Bunagana Town which they had lost to the M23 rebel group one and a half years ago.
The border town fell in the hands of FARDC after a fierce fighting between the M23 rebels and the DRC army that lasted for almost a week.
FARDC has vowed to keep on pressing until they kick the M23 rebel group out of Eastern Congo.
Earlier the M23 rebel leader Bertrand Bisimwa left the Eastern part of Congo to Kampala where he is supposed to meet the M23 delegation team that is having peace talks with the DRC government.
On capturing Bunagana, the FARDC revealed that the M23 rebel group has been committing serious crimes that included torturing and killing people.
Mass graves full of skeletons have been found in places like Kibumba where the M23 massacred populations like animals.
Colonel Olivier Hamuli accused Uganda and Rwanda for helping the M23 rebel group that has created insurgency in Eastern Congo
“FARDC have captured a significant number of Ugandan and Rwandan Nationals fighting alongside the M23 Rebels in DRC,” said Colonel Olivier Hamuli.