Col. Olivier Hamuli also told The Associated Press by telephone that the incursion early Tuesday morning by another rebel group into Rwandan territory just across the border from Congo was a "piece of theater" organized by the Rwandan-backed M23 rebels to create a diversion and a pretext to allow them to keep control of Goma.
"They (the M23 rebels) have refused to leave the city of Goma. This is a declaration of war, and we intend to resume combat," said Hamuli.
The M23 rebels, widely believed to be backed by Rwanda, seized Goma last week.
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