DR Congo’s government said today it has sent three international arrest warrants to Rwanda against former M23 rebel leader Jean-Marie Runiga and commanders Baudouin Ngaruye, Eric Badege and Innocent Zimurinda.
The M23 rebels are said to have fled from one of their main military base in North Kivu province. The Rumangabo military base was shelled by Congolese army attack helicopters on Wednesday. The airstrikes are said to have inflicted heavy losses to the M23 rebels, who did not expect such an attack.
The United States has called on Rwanda to stop all support to the M23 rebels a day after Human Rights Watch published new evidence that Rwanda continues to support the rebels in their campaign of terror across the border in eastern Congo.