Breaking: FARDC shelling Rwanda town of Gisenyi

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By Josephine Lukoya &Robert Mugabe

Congolese regular army (FARDC) are shelling Rwanda’s town of Gisenyi in Rubavu district but no causality reported, Great Lakes Voice reports.

There is a lot of refugees’ traffic cross over to Gisenyi from Goma which is under tense fire from FARDC backed by UN tanks against M23 rebels.

“We had some shelling near our district offices, exactly at the offices of the sub regional body CEPGEL, none one wounded,” Sheikh Hassan Bahame said during a phone interview

Goma airport has been captured by the M23 rebels. The fighters has are been seen at Birere near Rwanda-Congo border.

“By firing into Rwanda’s town is DRC’s provocation going beyond mere madness! These are desperate ways of dragging Kigali into this conflict,” a Rwanda official said.

“I have been at my business in Goma, last one a hour,gun fire started and people said its M23 coming. Immediately, UN troops and Presidential guards also responded with gun fair. We started running and my car is left in Goma,” Pierre Nkundimana lamented.

UN troops are using fighter helicopters to fight M23 rebels but this afternoon, it’s almost possible because M23 has taken the fighting inside Goma.

Last night DRC set in new troops last night (Presidential guards) to defend the town. However, the eye witness says the new troops are not doing enough to defend the town after losing the airport to the rebels.

Colonel Vianny Kazarama had announced that M23 rebels are seeking for the truce. In response, DRC government has announced that they are not willing to talk to M23 and they will only negotiate with the real enemy who is Rwanda.

Col Kazarama,Gen. Makenga, Col Mboneza and Col Masozera spoke to Great Lakes in Goma town saying the town will be liberated this to night.

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