Agence France-PresseMarch 3, 2013 12:00
Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 rebels said Sunday they had retaken two towns in the east of the country two days after they were seized by the army in a to-and-fro battle for territory.
The military had taken the two towns in the North Kivu province on Friday, taking advantage of a rift within the rebel group that had led to deadly clashes between factions.
"The M23 have recaptured Kiwandja and Rutshuru. We recaptured them without any fighting," M23 military spokesman Colonel Vianney Kazarama said.