The Democratic Republic of Congo military says that it has captured a rebel camp in the eastern part of the country from where many attacks were planned.
Battle for the camp known as Madina in a forested area which ADF rebels had used for two decades led to the loss of 30 Congo soldiers and 70 others with various degrees of injuries.
The Congolese military managed to capture the headquarters, killing 40 rebel fighters including five of their leaders in the process.
Loss of the camp is a significant blow to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), who have used the camp for decades as operational base, where they plan most of the attacks on civilian population and the military.
Attacks against civilians have increased in recent months following the launch of an army offensive against the ADF in October.