Rutshuru http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36897/all en DRC rebels claim recapturing of two towns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/drc-rebels-claim-recapturing-two-towns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>"The M23 have recaptured Kiwandja and Rutshuru. We recaptured them without any fighting," M23 military spokesman Colonel Vianney Kazarama said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/drc-rebels-claim-recapturing-two-towns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo Rutshuru AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:00:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772166 at http://www.globalpost.com