Six-Day War (2000)

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This article is about the Ugandan–Rwandan war in 2000. For the Arab–Israeli conflict in 1967, see Six-Day War.
Six-Day War
Part of the Second Congo War
Cimetière Mémorial de la guerre de 2000.JPG
Memorial cemetery of the Guerre des Six Jours of 2000
Date 5–10 June 2000
Location Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Result Rwandan victory; Rwandan forces seized control of the city, while the Ugandan army withdrew 100 km to the north[1]
 Rwanda  Uganda
Casualties and losses
Unknown More than 2,000 killed[2]
Around 1,000 dead and at least 3,000 wounded (majority civilian) according to Justice et Libération

The Six-Day War (French: Guerre des Six Jours) was a series of violent confrontations between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies at the city of Kisangani from 5 to 10 June 2000 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Second Congo War.

According to Justice et Libération, a human rights organisation based in Kisangani, the violence caused around 1,000 deaths and wounded at least 3,000, with the majority being civilians.[3] The conflict is called the "Six-Day War" not only due to its literal six-day duration but also because it shared the same dates as the Six-Day War between Israel and Arab states in 1967.

Kisangani was also a scene of violence between Rwandan and Ugandan troops in August 1999 and 5 May 2000. However, the conflicts of June 2000 were the most lethal and seriously damaged a large part of the city with more than 6,600 rounds fired.[4]


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