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DR Congo: Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo, RDF-M23 Intelligence Chief Eliminate In FARDC Drone Strike In Rutshuru, North Kivu.

The 16th January 2024 was an extremely a bad day for RDF-M23 terrorists. Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo isn’t any other person within RDF-M23 terror group, he was the brain behind RDF-M23 mineral smuggling ring, known as the NETWORK. He wasn’t a field commander or ever commanded in the field, he’s Colonel rank is mere “honorary” rank. However, since CNDP days, M23 Part 1 to now M23 Part 2, he managed to excel himself as shrewd operator in mineral smuggling.

Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo

Armed with his British passport, he was able to create a network of clients for minerals smuggled from Eastern DR Congo. Among M23 officers, Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo was the richest with properties in DR Congo, UK were the family lives, South Africa and Uganda.

Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo was a very trusted lieutenant of Maj Gen Sultan Makenga, in the first M23 rebellion of 2012 – 13, he was their chief of external intelligence, and when M23 restarted the fighting in November 2021, Sultan Makenga appointed him as M23’s Dictator of Military Intelligence (G2/J2).

And all trusted reports say Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo was taken out by FARDC’s drone strike that hit RDF-M23 command center in Kitchanga.

The intelligence chief of the rebel M23 movement has reportedly been killed in a deadly drone attack in Eastern Congo.

Officials disclosed that Colonel Castro Elise Mberabagabo died when the Congolese forces carried out a precision strike on the M23’s base in Kitchanga, Masisi territory on Tuesday.

Locals reported hearing massive detonations as Congolese forces bombarded the rebels’ stronghold in a surprise attack.

“Mberabagabo also served as M23’s External Relations Officer,” said a source, adding, “His death is a big loss to the rebel movement because he has been the real heart of the movement.”

The deceased, who boasted a British citizenship and was married to a Briton, was also among the top financiers of the rebel movement through gold deals in the region.

Fondly known as Castro, the business-cum-intelligence officer owned properties in Uganda, London and DRC.

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