Saturday, March 16, 2013
Congolese rebels surrender, flee after defeat by M23 rivals
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese insurgents loyal to the warlord Bosco Ntaganda have fled into neighbouring Rwanda or surrendered to U.N. peacekeepers after being routed by a rival rebel faction, sources said on Saturday.
M23 fighters loyal to Sultani Makenga seized control of the strategically important town of Kibumba, 30 km (19 miles) north of Goma, early on Saturday, rebel spokesman Vianney Kazarama told Reuters. Ntaganda and an estimated 200 fighters fled into nearby forests, whilst others went to Rwanda, he said.
(Reporting by Jonny Hogg; Editing by Daniel Flynn)