Map DRC, Uganda, Sudan [Al Jazeera]
Suspected rebel fighters killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), local officials said on Saturday, in the latest massacre since the country’s army launched a major offensive in the region last month.
DRC’s army initiated its latest campaign, with support from United Nations peacekeepers, on October 30 to root out fighters from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) from the dense forests near the Ugandan border.
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As was the case during previous military operations against the ADF, its fighters have retaliated by attacking civilians, killing more than 40 since last week, according to the local civil society activists.
Attacks blamed by the government on the ADF have killed hundreds of civilians since 2014.
The attacks on Friday in and around the villa