DR Congo Rebels Seize Goma Military Airport
- Al Jazeera
- Publication Date:
- 20 November 2012
Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have seized a military airport in Goma, the main city in the country's mineral-rich east, after several days of fighting with government forces backed by a UN peacekeeping force, a United Nations official has told reporters.
"The airport is under the control of the M23 (Rebels)," the official said on condition of anonymity on Tuesday.
The advancement came after rebels fired mortars on the outskirts of Goma, the provincial capital, threatening to capture one the largest cities in the country's eastern region.
Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports.