GOMA: Members of the Congo's M23 rebellion pulled out of a strategic city only days after a bloody fight to capture it, realizing that they "forgot a few things" in nearby city Kibati.
According to one unnamed rebel commander, the fighters had left, "Some important items, like a few boxes of ammunition, some mules, and 12 woven baskets. We had to return to get them."
Residents of Goma were out and about watching all of the activity, waiting until the last of the trucks left the city to begin celebrations. However, they were muted, due to fears that the rebels would inevitably come back.
"They marched into the city once, they can do it again." said Muhammad, a resident.
The rebels sang victory songs on their way out, promising to return with the baskets in a few weeks. They asked one of the city officials to hold their place as leaders of the city until they could again resume control.