Conflict within the Democratic Republic of Congo: M23 rebels to withdraw troopers from Rumagambo by January 5

The armed group M23 is to withdraw its troopers from Rumagambo, jap Democratic Republic of Congo by Thursday subsequent week and later from Kishishe, the East African Neighborhood Regional Drive (EACRF) has introduced.

This comes after their profitable withdrawal from Kibumba final week.
In an announcement, EACRF Main Common Jeff Nyagah stated the withdrawal have to be systematic and coordinated by the insurgent group, after which the EACRF will take over the vacant positions.

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The assertion follows a gathering of Main Common Nyagah, the Advert Hoc Verification Mechanism and the Enhanced Joint Verification Mechanism in Kibumba on Saturday.
Kibumba has now been taken over by EACRF forces in accordance with the Luanda Communiqué of 23 November 2022.

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The transfer gave strategy to the return of displaced individuals and the opening of provide routes for humanitarian assist.

Main Common Nyagah has referred to as on all events to the battle in jap DRC to right away heed the decision for a ceasefire outlined within the Luanda Communiqué and finish assaults concentrating on civilians who he stated proceed to bear the brunt of the continuing battle.

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He added that an unbiased investigation into the killings that occurred in Kishishe earlier this month in what was described as a reprisal killing between M23 and rival armed teams will carry these accountable to justice.
In the meantime, he requested those that fled Kishishe after the killings to return to their properties after the insurgent group’s withdrawal to present witness accounts of the incident.

“The local leadership must take the lead in the resettlement of internally displaced persons in areas vacated by M23 and subsequently occupied by the EACRF and I appeal to humanitarian organizations to improve assistance to those affected. Vandalism and looting of property belonging to the people of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by any party must be stopped immediately,” the final stated within the assertion.

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In accordance with a UN assertion, the Kishishe victims had been executed arbitrarily with bullets or bladed weapons.
As we speak’s assembly came about two days after EACRF senior management briefed President Felix Tshisekedi in Kinshasa on the general safety state of affairs in jap DRC, the power’s ongoing operations and its future plans.

“M23 has committed to fully comply with Luanda’s communique on total withdrawal from areas under their control to the designated areas and further to the East Africa Community Chiefs of Defense Forces decision of December 18, 2022 in Dar es Salaam,” the assertion added.

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