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M23 Rebels Executed 29 People in Congo in Past Month, Human Rights Watch Says

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Soldiers drive through the streets of Rutshuru, days after clashes with M23 rebels, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 4. 

Soldiers drive through the streets of Rutshuru, days after clashes with M23 rebels, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on April 4. 

Photographer: Guerchom Ndebo/AFP/Getty Images

The M23 rebel group killed at least 29 civilians over the last month since it took control of parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to Human Rights Watch.

Many of the victims had been accused by the M23 of informing government troops about rebel positions, the New York-based rights group said in an emailed statement on Monday.