Verbatim of the #UN “One” press conference on #DRC – May 8 2013 #MONUSCO

Verbatim Conférence de presse ONE UN Mercredi 8 Mai 2013 FINAL

Highlights:

1. Ituri

– The FRPI rebellion continues to recruit and acquire military equipment.

2. North Kivu

– M23 rebels continue their Human Rights violations and recruitments of teenagers in the Rutshuru Territory

– Increased desertions in M23 ranks

– MONUSCO continues to patrol in Goma and its surrounding.

– On April 28 and 30, fighting in Pinga between the MM Cheka and the FDDH-APCLS coalition make 19 casualties

– 54 men from various rebel groups (including 30 from the M23) surrendered to the MONUSCO or FARDC troops in North Kivu

3. South Kivu

– May 7, a MONUSCO convoy was ambushed in Walungu, at 17 kms from Bukavu, by 10 unknown armed men. One MONUSCO soldier was killed in the attack.

– 10 rebels (including 7 FDLR) surrendered to MONUSCO troops stationed in South Kivu

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