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People displaced by fighting between the M23 armed group and Congolese government forces gather north of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on November 25, 2022.

DR Congo: Atrocities by Rwanda-Backed M23 Rebels

The Rwanda-backed M23 armed group has committed summary executions and forced recruitment of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese army is responding to the M23’s offensive by collaborating with ethnic militias with abusive records.

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