MUJA (North Kivu) – The usual scenario was set up early on the morning of 20nd May around Kanyarucinya. The auxiliary forces (FDLR and Mayi-Mayi) and the DRC Government army (FARDC) launched a joint attack on the positions of the M23 in the village of Mutaho located about 15 kilometers from Goma.
The incident was followed by shelling of places by FARDC in violation of the cease-fire unilaterally declared in Kampala by the M23 which withdrew from Goma in a demonstration of good faith and willingness for peaceful resolution of the conflict with the government.
The ARC troops (armed wing of M23) repulsed the attackers who are currently taking refuge in Muja (North-west of Goma).
The DRC Government appears to be very anxious about the delay of SANDF and Tanzanian troops in getting themselves together to attack the positions of the M23 and is therefore trying to force the hand of the UN into a rapid response.
After meeting with the Heads of State in the Great Lakes Region, Mrs. Robinson, the special envoy of the Secretary General of the UN, briefed the 15 permanent members of the United Nations warning that military intervention would have serious consequences for peace in the Great Lakes Region.
Wrote in french By El Memey and Translated by Diana Katabarwa