At least 60 people were killed in the Congo | News
About 60 people were killed on Tuesday in an attack by rebel militiamen on a site for displaced people in Ituri, northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), authorities in the African country reported on Wednesday.
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The Codeco militia (Cooperative for the Development of the Congo), from Lendu, was accused of carrying out the massacre. This irregular armed group, which emerged in 2018, has been responsible for several massacres and attacks on civilians.
Considered the second militia that has committed the most crimes in the northwestern region of the Congo against civilians, it is attributed a balance of 400 people killed in 147 attacks since April 2021.
Despite the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission (MONUSCO), which has 15,775 military personnel, 1,132 police officers, 1,995 local civilians and 617 volunteers, the conflicts that have arisen since 1998 in eastern DRC between rebel groups and the army do not cease.
Instead of cooperating with the establishment of peace, the "peacekeepers" have been involved in multiple accusations of abuse of sexual exploitation.
Around 122 rebel groups operate in this region, which is an example of how heterogeneous the nature of the conflicts can be.
The violence in the north of the DRC has generated thousands of displaced people. Its current situation does not point to a solution that guarantees peace and stability in the region.
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