Six-Day War (2000)
|Part of the Second Congo War|
Memorial cemetery of the Guerre des Six Jours of 2000
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||More than 2,000 killed|
|Around 1,000 dead and atleast 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 atleast 3,000, with the majority being civilians. 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.
- La Guerre des Six Jours, P. André Balusia, Monfortain, afriqueespoire.com.
- Kisangani : commémoration du 6e anniversaire de la guerre de six jours, David Tshiala, Le Potentiel, 15 juin 2006.
- Kisangani : Guerre de six jours : Amnésie collective, Alex Engwete, 8 June 2007, on laconscience.com. (French)
- Working for hope, December 2000, ACT International
- Heavy fighting resumes in Kisangani, 10 June 2000, BBC.