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DRC forces launch an offensive against ADF forces in eastern Congo

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Armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have unleashed a series of attacks against the positions held by Allied Democratic Forces in Virunga National Park in the east of the country.

The air offensive follows a joint operation at the end of November with the Ugandan military who are also combating the group.

Captain Antony Mualushayi, Spokesperson for the FARDC said, “Our series of bombardments continues in Beni territory and today we have just bombed several enemy strongholds. Today, we caught them at 12 o’clock sharp at the time of their prayer, we are sure and certain that DR Congo will win.”

On Tuesday, Congolese military sources reported the arrest of one of the founders and leaders of the Allied Democratic Forces.

The ADF is responsible for thousands of killings in the North Kivu province as well as the current bomb attacks in Uganda.

The Islamic State group presents the ADF as its regional branch.