Tutsi rebels gaining the upper hand?

According to the blog on the Virunga National Park’s official website, Congolese troops are fleeing the advance of Tutsi rebel soldiers. Samantha, writing from Goma say:

It’s total chaos in Goma. I am being told, through various phone calls and text messages, that the army have now laid down their weapons at Kibumba, 12 miles north of Goma, and are fleeing the rebels. In other words they have totally given up.

Some of the soldiers are running/driving/zooming on motorbikes through town towards the west, Sake, and they are going past my house.

The governor of North Kivu has apparently also left town.

Now there is only the UN peacekeeping forces stopping Nkunda’s rebels from taking Goma.

Read the rest of the post here.

With thanks to Global Voices Online for the link.

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