In all, the government plans to demobilise
at least 7,400 of its troops by mid-April.
Shortly after the defeat, the rebels announced they were abandoning their 20 month old rebellion and that they were willing to disarm, demobilise
and integrate into the Congolese army.
The DDR official, however, said insufficient numbers of vehicles and poor road accessibility remain a major setback in efforts to demobilise
children within the military.