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Maj Nsanzimana of FDLR killed in FARDC fight with M23

By IGIHE
On 8 juin 2022 at 08:05

Major Innocent Nsanzimana popularly known as Major Yefuta in the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) has been shot dead during the fighting between Congolese Army (FARDC) and M23 rebel group.

FDLR is a rebel outfit comprised of remnant masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Maj Yefuta who was gunned down in the night of Monday 6th June 2022, has been the commander of FDLR Battalion which stayed in forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for 25 years.

Since last month, it has been reported that FDLR is collaborating with FARDC in clashes with M23.

IGIHE has learnt from credible sources that the fighting in which Maj Nsanzimana was shot dead happened in area of Bugusa, Jomba in Rutsuru Territory of Northern Kivu.

M23 has said that the fighting left 50 opponents killed.

The Spokesperson of M23, Major Willy Ngoma has announced that FARDC and FDLR have lost many soldiers during the fight which resumed on Monday.

On Monday, FARDC also confirmed the death of its two soldiers killed in the fighting with M23.

Maj Nsanzimana joined the army through a military training school known as School of Non-Commissioned Officers in Butare (ESO) in 1990.

Following the defeat of the then Rwandan Armed Forces (FAR) towards the end of July 1994, Nsanzimana fled to DRC where he joined FDLR.

The fighting between FARDC and M23 resumed on Monday following days of calm.

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