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The ECHRD condemns the repeated massacres against civilians in Ituri Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Today, Tuesday, June 7, 2022, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development (ECHRD) condemned the massacre perpetrated by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) on Sunday night against civilians, in which 36 people were killed in Bwanasura village, Ituri province, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. That is after ADF carried out an attack in the same province at the end of last month, killing 21 civilians.

It is worth noting that the ADF is a Ugandan militia that moved to eastern Congo in the 1990s, and the organization carried out repeated attacks and killed more than 1,300 people between January 2021 and January 2022, according to a United Nations report.

In the same country, the Congolese army with the help of the Ugandan army continue to fight against terrorist groups and rebels on the Congolese-Uganda border. Yesterday, two soldiers were killed and five other Congolese forces were injured after the M23 movement launched an attack on an army position in North Kivu.

The ECHRD calls on the Peace and Security Council of the African Union to investigate the escalating acts of violence in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, activate collective mechanisms and support countries in combating terrorism in the continent.

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