July 8 Photo Brief: Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon Title, rebels seize towns in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Roger Federer wins seventh Wimbledon Title, M23 rebels seize three towns over the weekend in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and more in today’s daily brief.
Congo rebels seize strategic eastern town
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seized a second town from fleeing government forces on Sunday, witnesses and a rebel spokesman said, a further embarrassment for the U.N.-backed army after the insurgents took a mineral transit town.
The capture of the town of Rutshuru on Sunday opens the way for a possible rebel advance on Goma, the provincial capital about 70 km (43 miles) to the south.