In Pictures: FDLR rebels in the DR Congo
The FLDR, one of the DR Congo’s largest armed groups, aims to overthrow the current Rwandan government.
Published On 9 Mar 2014
Buleusa, Democratic Republic of the Congo – The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is clearing all the armed groups out of the east of the country by force.
The largest group is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. Known as the FDLR, its ranks include armed members of one of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighboring Congo ever since.
The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks – if they don’t surrender. Some of their members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan government.