>> Smoking ruins, discarded clothes. This is all that remains of an Islamist militant camp hidden deep in the jungle after an assault by the Democratic Republic of Congo. The army says it was an important victory over Islamist rebels called the Allied Democratic Forces, who they've blamed on a series of massacres over the last four years that have killed at least 800 people, many hacked to death with machetes.
The soliders say they killed a senior militant here and suffered no losses of their own but not all escaped unscathed. A day before this battle, a Reuters journalist found villagers mutilating the body of an insurgent killed when the rebels attacked their homes. It's too graphic to show here but the brutality speaks to a threat of a slide back into war for the DRC.
Millions were killed here during the turn of the century. Now millions more have been displaced in recent violence aggravated when the country's president refused to step down at the end of his term in 2016. Congolese army launched a major offensive against the Allied Democratic Forces last month, displacing even more according to United Nations.
Some soldiers have also been accused of violence that the government blamed on the rebels.