DRC crisis:M23 pulls out of Goma

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By Josephine Lukoya

As a part of International Conference on Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) agreement in Kampala, Congolese M23 Rebels are withdrawing from Goma town the capital of North Kivu to pave the way for African troops to flash out armed groups in Eastern Congo.

3000 to 4000 African Soldiers will get deployed with an offensive mandate in Eastern Congo to fight all negative armed groups, according to ICGLR agreement.

A hundred Tanzanian soldiers will arrive in Goma to set up the mixed force with 100FARDC and 100 M23 at the airport.

M23 rebel group boss, Gen. Sultan Makenga told Great Lakes Voice, that his men will be leaving Goma tomorrow at 10:00Am local time. “Hope Monesco will not move to block our way and take our equipments and ammunition”

273 Policemen have arrived at the port in Goma from Bukavu. Gen. Olenga of Congolese regular army FARDC said: “it’s not negotiations that will bring peace, war will lead to peace.” He demands orders for war back in Kinshasa.

M23 is now starting to pull out from Karuba. All troops will gather in Sake in about 1hr to officially pull out from Sake. FARDC is supposed to send 100troops to join the African troops.

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