DRC Official Claims Rwanda Aiding M23 Rebels

0 Posted by - July 11, 2012 - Foreign Affairs, Military

201271161130457734 20 300x198 DRC Official Claims Rwanda Aiding M23 RebelsAn official in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province has accused neighbouring Rwanda of supporting and arming a rebel group in a volatile border area.

Erneste Kyaviro, spokesman for North Kivu governor Julien Paluku, told the Reuters news agency on Tuesday that Rwanda had invaded eastern DRC.

“It’s not a rebellion, it’s an invasion,” he said, referring to the ongoing fighting between M23 rebels and Congolese troops.

“We didn’t think that the Rwandan army would be throwing all its might into Congolese territory.”

Kyaviro appealed for a forceful response by the international community, especially Western nations, to pressure Rwanda to halt its alleged support for the rebellion.

CONTINUED at Aljazeera.

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