11/26/2020 DRC (International Christian Concern) – Dozens of bodies were found in the Virunga National Park in Eastern DRC. Virunga National Park is a massive park located in North and South Kivu of DRC, an area that has been overrun by Islamic militant groups. The 29 people found in Virunga are believed to have been executed in masse by the militant group Allied Democratic Forces(ADF). ADF has been the one of the most active insurgent groups in DRC over the past decade. They have reportedly killed hundreds of civilians in Eastern DRC in the past few years.
More than 800 people have been killed in violent militant attacks in the Kivu region of DRC since October 31, 2020. Due to the government’s complete inability to control the eastern region of the country, extremist groups have held sway for decades. ISIS has been able to form a new sect in this area in the past several months known as the Islamic State Central African Province. As the government continues to fail to protect their people, Christians in this area will suffer the brunt of Islamic Extremist groups.