Suspected Cooperative for the Development of Congo (CODECO) rebels killed at least 20 civilians in Djugu territory (Ituri province) on Wednesday morning, July 8. According to media sources, the militants attacked several villages in the locality of Sindani-Akesi and targeted civilians.
Similar militant attacks and security operations are possible in the region over the near term.
The government's limited presence in the DRC's eastern provinces, as well as the presence of numerous armed groups and local self-defense militias, has led to continued insecurity in the region.
Those in Ituri province are advised to remain vigilant for rebel and militia activity, monitor developments, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.
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