At least seven United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo were killed during the offensive launched Wednesday by the Congolese army (FARDC), supported by UN forces.
“Seven peace keepers were killed in joint operations with the FARDC, including six Malawians and a Tanzanian, while ten peacekeepers were wounded during the operations “says Florence Marchal, spokesperson for the UN mission in the DRC.
The Malawian government announced in the day the death of four of its military brigade intervention against the rebels ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) in the Beni region.
“There has been strong resistance from the ADF, it is mainly because of these resistance that we have recorded deaths, there are also several deaths in the ranks of the FARDC, we will continue the operations relentlessly because it goes into the framework of our mandate,” added Marchal.
Kididiwe’s rebel position came under the control of the DRC armed forces after intense fighting supported by UN force.
At least 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers were killed in late 2017 in the Semuliki Valley in Beni territory in an attack attributed to the ADF.