Democratic Republic Of Congo Accuses Rwanda Of Act Of War

Comes as relations between two countries strained by rebel insurgency
TOPSHOT - A Congolese army tank heads towards the front line near Kibumba in the area surrounding the North Kivu city of Goma on May 25, 2022 during clashes between the Congolese army and M23 rebels. - DR Congo soldiers fought M23 militiamen on several fronts in the troubled east of the country Wednesday, military and local officials said, with the government appearing to implicate Rwanda in the violent flare-up. (Photo by Arlette Bashizi / AFP) (Photo by ARLETTE BASHIZI/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rwandan forces shot at a Democratic Republic of Congo fighter jet that allegedly violated its airspace on Tuesday.
  • The Congolese government described Rwanda’s action as a “deliberate act of aggression that amounts to an act of war.”
  • The projectile exploded in the air near the plane, though the plane continued to fly and did not suffer major damage.

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