Gun battle erupts in Congo rebel-held town of Sake


Thousands of residents fled the rebel-held town of Sake in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo as sustained gunfire erupted and trucks full of rebel fighters arrived to reinforce.

“It is the FARDC (Congo national army) fighting,” said Djoli Mitima, a Sake resident as he fled on the road north toward Goma. “They are only three kilometers (two miles) from here.”