Jihadists Attack Peacekeeping Mission in DRC

05/17/2021 DRC (International Christian Concern) – One female peacekeeper and five villagers were killed last week in an attack on the UN peacekeeping mission in Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The attack was reportedly carried out by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an affiliate of ISIS whose primary aim is to create an Islamic Caliphate in Central Africa.

According to Reuters, the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the DRC “has deployed around 12,000 troops to contain violence by more than 120 armed groups in the east of the country.”

The largest of these groups is the ADF, which in March was designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States and categorized as ISIS-DRC.

Please continue to pray for the healing of those traumatized by violence, and for the Lord to comfort those who are grieving the loss of loved ones. Please also pray for the Lord to strengthen government protection over its people and bring peace to the DRC, and for the love of Jesus to redeem the souls of those who persecute the church.

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