Allied Democratic Forces

  • Jul- 2020 -
    30 July
    A mother mourns the death of her two sons after ADF militia targeted the DR Congo's northeast region of Beni

    Eight Killed in Militia Attacks in Eastern DR Congo

    Seven civilians and a soldier have been killed in two assaults by the notorious ADF militia in the Beni region of eastern DR Congo, local sources said on Thursday.

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    16 June
    Congo soldiers next to a ADF booby trap

    Six Killed as Militia Torches Homes in East DR Congo: Local Official

    Six civilians were killed and dozens of homes were torched in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo blamed on the notorious ADF militia, a local official said Monday.

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  • May- 2020 -
    27 May
    Soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) prepare to escort health workers attached to ebola response programs on May 18, 2019 in Butembo, north of Kivu

    ADF Militia Kills Dozens in Eastern DR Congo

    Dozens of civilians have been killed in eastern DR Congo in the latest of a string of massacres by the notorious ADF militia, a UN source and a local NGO told AFP on Wednesday. The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have killed hundreds in the region since late 2019, in apparent retaliation for a military offensive against their bases. The UN source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least 22 people were killed in two attacks on Monday and Tuesday in the south of Ituri province, near the border with North Kivu province. At least 16 others were killed last Friday and on Sunday, the source said. A local NGO called Cepadho said in a statement that “at least 40 civilians (were) massacred” on Monday and Tuesday in the territory of Irumu in southern Ituri. A separate source, a monitoring group called the Kivu Security Tracker (KST), said the bodies of 17 civilians had been found in Makutano, in Irumu, on Monday and Tuesday. KST said the number of massacres in eastern DRC was “increasing sharply.” The group said that since May 7 it had recorded the deaths of 50 civilians, attributed to the ADF, in the North Kivu area of Beni …

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  • 25 May
    Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers

    Nine Killed in Eastern DR Congo Attack

    Nine civilians were killed on Sunday in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni in another attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, according to local sources. The attackers fled after a gunfight with army troops, according to Anthony Mualushayi, a regional army spokesman. The fighters “burned down some houses” and people have fled, said Donat Kibwana, the region’s administrator, adding that there were “some wounded on the military side.” Local official Bozi Sindiwako told AFP that two women and seven men were killed. The ADF is accused of killing more than 400 civilians in six months in retaliation for a military offensive launched in October against their bases. More than 1,000 civilians have died in attacks blamed on the ADF in the Beni region since October 2014. They often target farmers returning from the fields or at home in their villages at night. The mainly Muslim movement originated in neighboring Uganda, opposed to the rule of President Yoweri Museveni. In 1995 they crossed the border into DR Congo, which became its base of operations. “Barbaric acts” are being committed by militiamen in Beni and elsewhere in eastern DR Congo, the government said at a cabinet meeting on Friday. …

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  • Apr- 2020 -
    7 April
    The Defense Post

    DR Congo: Attack blamed on ADF kills 6 near Beni

    Five men and a child were killed in an attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces militia near the DR Congo city of Beni, cut off because of the coronavirus pandemic

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  • Feb- 2020 -
    13 February
    Democratic Republic of Congo soldiers

    DR Congo forces captured 40 ADF fighters near Makeke, UN says

    The Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo captured 40 Allied Democratic Forces fighters in a joint operation with the UN near Makeke

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  • Jan- 2020 -
    22 January
    The Defense Post

    DR Congo civilians killed near Beni in attack blamed on ADF

    Six civilians were killed in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo blamed on the ADF, the first assault this year in an area that has suffered multiple massacres

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  • Dec- 2019 -
    16 December
    The Defense Post

    ADF blamed for weekend DR Congo attacks that killed 32

    At least 32 people were killed in eastern DR Congo over the weekend, where ADF attacks on civilians have sparked protests against UN peacekeepers

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  • Nov- 2019 -
    27 November
    UN MONUSCO peacekeeper in Democratic Republic of Congo

    UN investigating whether DR Congo peacekeeper killed protester in Beni

    The UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo said it was launching a probe after gaining evidence that one of its troops had killed a protester

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  • 25 November
    UN MONUSCO peacekeeper in Democratic Republic of Congo

    DR Congo protesters storm MONUSCO camp, accuse peacekeepers of inaction after Beni attacks

    Eight DR Congo civilians died in a fresh militant attack in Beni and angry residents partly burnt the town hall and accused MONUSCO of inaction

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