Democratic Republic of the Congo: Juvenal Musabimana leader of RUD-Urunana militia killed by Congolese forces in east of the country
Congolese forces killed the leader of an offshoot of a Hutu militia in the restive east of the country, the army said, two months after killing the leader of the main faction.
Juvenal Musabimana led a splinter group of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), founded by Hutu officials who fled Rwanda after orchestrating the 1994 genocide.
His killing is another blow to the FDLR, weakened in recent years by arrests of several leaders and military pressure from Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces, FARDC, and other militias.
The army “neutralised another radical leader of the FDLR on Saturday the ninth of November at 14:00,” said Guillaume Njike, a Congolese army spokesman.