Joseph Kay photographs a lull in battle in bloody eastern Congo
Amid the calm, the Congolese army has been consolidating its positions, including those at les trois antennes, a hill north of Goma which had three telephone antennae on it … but now has only two because a mortar hit one.
The Congolese soldiers are keeping fit in Goma — a standard routine of exercise and training.
And local residents are celebrating the young fighters as guardian heroes. On Sept. 4, Col. Mamadou, the army’s operational commander, led his soldiers on a march through the city. Many people joined the soldiers, shouting praise and encouragement.
Subscribe to War is Boring: medium.com/feed/war-is-boring.