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, DR Congo
Result

Rwandan victory

  • Rwandan forces take Kisangani
  • Ugandan army withdraws north
Belligerents
 Rwanda  Uganda
Casualties and losses
Unknown 2,000 killed~ (estimate)[1]
Total: c. 1,000 dead, 3,000 wounded (estimate)[2]

The Six-Day War (French: Guerre des Six Jours) comprised a series of armed confrontations between Ugandan and Rwandan forces around the city of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 5 to 10 June 2000. The war formed part of the wider Second Congo War (1998–2003).

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.[3]

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, the majority of them civilians.[2]

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.

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