Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO reacts to M23’s attack on a UN Helicopter
“MONUSCO air missions shall proceed”
Kinshasa, 11 October 2013 – This afternoon, an unarmed MONUSCO helicopter came under direct fire from positions held by the March 23 (M23) rebel movement in the Rumangabo region.
The Head of MONUSCO, Martin Kobler, condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms and recalled that MONUSCO air missions shall proceed. Mr. Martin Kobler further said: “M23 rebels will not prevent us from using the Congolese air space. We shall continue doing all in our power to defend civilian populations including by using force if necessary.”