Fighting an invisible enemy in DRC

AFP PHOTO / ALAIN WANDIMOYI

Soldiers of the FARDC, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) governmental troops, are at work in an area taken from FDLR rebels, on March 11, 2014 near Tongo, some 45 km north of Goma

Fighting an invisible enemy in DRC


BISHONGERA, 9 April 2014 (IRIN) - It is difficult to identify the fighters of the Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda (FDLR), one of the many armed groups active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), some of whose leaders played a key role in Rwanda’s genocide 20 years ago. Bearing neither uniform nor insignia, they are indistinguishable from the civilian population. 

The pangas (long knives) the FDLR carry in North Kivu Province’s Rutshuru Territory village o...


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