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1. In the morning of 29 January 2017, a group of unarmed people claiming to be M23 combatants crossed into Rwanda through Rwanda-DRC common border, in Bugeshi Sector, Rubavu District. By 17:00 Hrs, 30 individuals had been registered.


2. According to information received from the combatants by Rwanda Defence Force, they claim that they are  fleeing from combat action by DRC Armed Forces (FARDC). 


3. The fleeing combatants have been seen by the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), and those requiring medical attention have been attended to by the ICRC, in accordance with International Humanitarian Law.  







                                                                                                   René Ngendahimana

                                                                                                   Lt Col 

                                                                                                   Ag. Defence & Military Spokesperson

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