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Gabriel Amisi Kumba

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Major General Gabriel Amisi Kumba (Tango Four) is Chief of Staff of the Forces Terrestres, the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amisi was a former Forces armees Zairoises (FAZ) officer who was recruited into the AFDL in 1996. During the Second Congo War, Amisi was assistant chief of staff for logistics of RCD-G. This position was the origin of his nickname, as T-4 was the abbreviation for his position. He was implicated by Human Rights Watch in the execution of soldier Joe Lona Bifuko and in the torture of prisoners in the ANC military intelligence detention centre in Goma during 2001. He became famous for helping command the repression of a mutiny in Kisangani in May 2002. After the Kisangani massacre, he was transferred to command an ANC brigade based at Mbuji-Mayi. In September 2002, the ANC brigade he was commanding allegedly took part in the executions of 82 civilians and Mayi-Mayi fighters in Kindu during a military operation together with the Rwandan Defence Forces. He was former commander of the 8th Military Region in North Kivu, appointed in January 2005. In August 2006, it appears he was moved from command of the 8th Military Region to become chief of staff  ( Wikipedia article )

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