Congo says kills rebels, gains ground in drive to crush insurgency

March 1, 2015 6:58 PM

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KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese army has killed seven rebel fighters and captured territory, weapons and men since the start of its campaign to stamp out an insurgency in the east of the country, the government spokesman said on Sunday.

One soldier has been killed since the push began last week in North and South Kivu against the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, a force central to two decades of conflict in region that borders Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, he said.

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