Ties are fraught between the neighbours, with the DRC accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebel group, which has captured swaths of Congolese territory in recent months. Photo: AP
Ties are fraught between the neighbours, with the DRC accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebel group, which has captured swaths of Congolese territory in recent months. Photo: AP
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‘Act of war’: Rwanda shoots at DR Congo fighter jet over alleged airspace violation

  • Incident occurred as tensions soar between the neighbours over the DRC’s volatile east
  • Kinshasa denied one of its aircraft had flown over Rwanda, and slammed Kigali for its ‘aggression’

Ties are fraught between the neighbours, with the DRC accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebel group, which has captured swaths of Congolese territory in recent months. Photo: AP
Ties are fraught between the neighbours, with the DRC accusing Rwanda of backing the M23 rebel group, which has captured swaths of Congolese territory in recent months. Photo: AP
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