Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive

Congolese forces kill 25 Islamist rebels in eastern offensive

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - Congolese forces said on Saturday they had killed 25 Islamist rebels since launching an offensive against them late last month in an eastern region also struggling with an Ebola outbreak. Seven soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo had also died since the campaign to root out the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia began on Oct. 30, the general in charge of the operation, Jacques Nduru, told Reuters.

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