UN helicopters targeted for the first time on Saturday a base of the Ugandan Muslim rebel group ADF-Nalu in the eastern DR Congo, the UN force said.
"Two of MONUSCO's attack helicopters struck an ADF base in Saha Sitisa in the Mbau region, northeast of Beni," the mission said in a statement in French.
MONUSCO vowed in the statement to use all means at its disposal to protect populations living under the oppression and threat of armed groups.
Kobler also tweeted that the action was undertaken to protect a “threatened civilian population.”
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
Date created : 2014-03-01