GOMA – Congolese forces said they killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month.
Jacques Nduru, general in charge of the operation, said on Saturday seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo were also killed since the campaign to root out the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia began on Oct. 30.
The ADF, originally a Ugandan Islamist-inspired rebel group, has been operating along the Congo/Uganda border for over two decades.
It is one of a number of armed factions active in east Congo long after the official end of a 1998-2003 war.
Several of ADF’s attacks have been claimed by Islamic State, but the extent of their relationship remains unclear.(Reuters)