30,000 people flee from Beni combat zones in DR Congo

17:34, July 13, 2010      

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Beni territory has become the theatre of "Ruwenzori operations" to wipe out the Allied Defense Forces rebels of the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (ADF-NALU) from North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

Beni's civil society members told a meeting on Monday that "more than 50 percent of the region's inhabitants had fled from the villages situated in zones where the military operations were taking place."

Participants in the meeting also set up a crisis committee which will be coordinated by the head of Beni-Mbau territory.

"The objective of this committee is to coordinate humanitarian interventions," said, George Pengele, who is a member of the North Kivu civil society.

The civil society said at least 30,000 people have been displaced and that they are staying without any assistance in Oicha, the main town of the territory.

"These people are living in churches, in schools and some with families that have welcomed them. A police officer was killed on Sunday night and his boss kidnapped by the ADF-NALU rebels at Totolito village along Mbau-Kamangu road," a well-placed source told Xinhua.

Meanwhile, Radio Okapi run by the UN Mission for the Stabilization of DR Congo (MONUSCO) reported that calm was slowly coming back to this region.

Spokesman for "Ruwenzori operations" major Ekenge told Radio Okapi that DR Congo's Armed Forces (FARDC) were determined to dismantle any remaining bases of ADF-NALU.

Source: Xinhua

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