UN / DRC MONUSCO UPDATE

22-Aug-2023 00:00:59
The head of the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Bintou Keita, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack that took place earlier this week, in the Samboko area in Ituri. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / DRC MONUSCO UPDATE
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 22 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations Headquarters

22 AUGUST 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2.Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Turning to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the head of the peacekeeping mission and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Bintou Keita, today condemned in the strongest possible terms the attack that took place earlier this week, in the Samboko area in Ituri. According to initial reports, at least 25 civilians were killed, while several others were wounded in the attack that was alleged carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces. For several weeks now, the UN mission and the Congolese armed forces have been carrying out a joint operation in Ituri and North Kivu, strengthening security arrangements and thwarting several attacks. The Mission expressed its readiness to support any investigation into this latest attack, and Ms. Keita reiterated her call for an immediate end to violence against civilians by all armed group.”
4. Wide shot, press briefing room
STORYLINE
The head of the peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Bintou Keita, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the attack that took place earlier this week, in the Samboko area in Ituri.

Speaking to reporters today (22 Aug) in New York, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, “According to initial reports, at least 25 civilians were killed, while several others were wounded in the attack that was alleged carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces.”

“For several weeks now, the UN mission and the Congolese armed forces have been carrying out joint operation in Ituri and North Kivu, strengthening security arrangements and thwarting several attacks,” Dujarric continued.

He reiterated, “The Mission expressed its readiness to support any investigation into this latest attack, and Ms. Keita reiterated her call for an immediate end to violence against civilians by all armed group.”
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