Congo fights – level 2

04-04-2022 07:00

Last week, heavy fights started in eastern Congo. Fighters of the rebel group M23 attacked soldiers near the border with Uganda and Rwanda.

The attack started at night, and the situation wasn’t clear at all. The attack was about 50 kilometers from the city of Goma. Exactly the same attack happened in November 2021. At that time, the M23 took hold of two strategic villages, which were very important for the rebels.  In 2013, the army chased the rebels into Uganda and Rwanda, and the villages were the last two places, which the rebels controlled.

The army and M23 tried to stop the fights for years, but it was very difficult. Both sides weren’t able to make a deal.

Difficult words: rebel (a person who fights against the government), strategic (very important), chase (to run after someone).

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