UN Says Attacks in DR Congo May Amount to War Crimes

A new UN Joint Human Rights report says eighteen months of attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces have killed more than 1,000 civilians. The report says "In the majority of cases, the means and the modus operandi of the attacks indicate a clear intention to leave no survivors. Entire families have been hacked to death," it said, adding that attacks "may amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes."

 

Forces armées de la République démocratique du Congo (FARDC and MONUSCO repelled an ADF attack on 12 February 2020 in Mbau (Beni, North Kivu)

Approximately 20,000 displaced people are currently sheltering in Bunia town (file photo).

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