Six-Day War (2000)
The Six-Day War (French: Guerre des Six Jours) was 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).
|Part of the Second Congo War|
Memorial cemetery of the Guerre des Six Jours of 2000
|Commanders and leaders|
|Emmanuel Karenzi Karake||James Kazini|
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||~2,475 killed (estimate)|
1,576 killed (estimate)|
3,000 wounded (estimate)
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.
According to Justice et Libération, a human rights organisation based in Kisangani, the violence resulted in around 1,000 deaths and wounded at least 3,000, the majority of whom were civilians.