Attacking Congo, ISIS Massacres Congolese Soldiers And Dozens Of Civilians Also Become Victims


Attacking Congo, ISIS Massacres Congolese Soldiers And Dozens Of Civilians Also Become Victims
At least 22 people, including women and children, have been killed in a raid by Islamist militants known as the Allied Democratic Forces in DR Congo (file image, Congolese troops examine a village after an ADF raid in February 2020)

International Military - News about ISIS is one of the hot topics to be discussed. Because ISIS is not only 'moving' in the Middle East region alone.

But more than that, ISIS is reported to have reached the African continent. One of the countries in Africa that is currently experiencing anxiety due to ISIS' comments is Congo.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, is currently in a tense state following reports of attacks from ISIS in the country. In a report published by the Bulgarian Military explained that ISIS attacked Congo.

“In the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 40 people have been attacked by Islamic State [ISIS-DRC] militants, has studied it, citing intelligence and local news agencies.” wrote Bulgarian Military, April 12, 2022.

The report explains that ISIS massacred at least 40 civilians in the attack. Not only succeeded in massacring civilians, it turned out that there were Congolese soldiers who were also victims of ISIS ferocity. “Also in the attack, several soldiers from the armed forces of the Congo were killed. The isolation of the settlements does not allow government forces to respond in a timely manner," the source wrote.

In total, ISIS' Central Africa branch has reported fourteen attacks since early April. The ISIS branch in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo [DRC], ISIS-DRC is also known as the ADF and MTM. ISIS-DRC has been operating in Beni, North Kivu province, for years.

While the majority of its members are Congolese with Ugandan leadership. ISIS reportedly recruits from across Central and East Africa. According to the United Nations, more than 100 armed groups and local militias operate in eastern DRC.

President Felix Tshisekedi has publicly described the ADF, known for its asymmetrical-style attacks and large-scale systemic violence against civilians, as 'terrorists'.

And noted that they are a threat not only to the DRC but to the wider region as well.

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