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April 18, 1994 | From Reuters
Rwandan soldiers raped and hacked to death civilians while battles with rebels raged for an 11th day in the capital city of Kigali after the breakdown of cease-fire talks, witnesses said Sunday. "It is like the mayhem has gathered pace. There are massacres all over the place. The army's delight is to murder civilians, while civilians turn on each other in ethnic revenge," said one witness trapped in Kigali.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rockets lighted the sky here Wednesday night as Rwandan and Ugandan troops traded fire in a third day of battles during which more than 50 civilians have died. Explosions shook the city center as dozens of rockets were launched, and the clatter of smaller-arms fire sent residents running for cover or kept them crouching in their homes. "We had a cease-fire tonight--for 15 minutes," said Col. Karenze Karake, operational commander of the Rwandan army.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rockets lighted the sky here Wednesday night as Rwandan and Ugandan troops traded fire in a third day of battles during which more than 50 civilians have died. Explosions shook the city center as dozens of rockets were launched, and the clatter of smaller-arms fire sent residents running for cover or kept them crouching in their homes. "We had a cease-fire tonight--for 15 minutes," said Col. Karenze Karake, operational commander of the Rwandan army.
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May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan and Rwandan troops clashed Friday in Congo, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 100 in fighting that drew sharp criticism from the United Nations. The Ugandan forces sprayed the northern city of Kisangani with mortars and antiaircraft fire and then attacked Rwandan positions at the main airport at Bangoka, said Lt. Col. Akram Hossain, head of a U.N. monitoring team in Kisangani.
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October 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Rwandan capital, Kigali, was reported quiet as French, Belgian and Zairian troops arrived to help defend against rebel attack. Earlier, heavy gunfire was reported near the presidential palace, an army barracks and the airport. An Air France plane took out 139 people as Westerners sought to escape fighting in the small Central African nation. President Juvenal Habyarimana said his government had turned the tide against the rebel invasion.
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July 17, 1994 | JONATHAN C. RANDAL, THE WASHINGTON POST
Edgy Rwandan government troops, intoxicated on beer and marijuana, systematically looted this onetime resort town on the border with Zaire on Saturday and randomly fired revolvers and automatic weapons to discourage any effort to stop them. On Saturday morning, a French colonel commanding two dozen troops sent in from nearby Goma to evacuate 168 Hutu orphans told his men, "Watch out, because the Rwandan soldiers are hashed to the eyeballs."
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August 16, 1997 | From the Washington Post
U.S. involvement with Rwanda's military has been far more extensive than previously disclosed, an internal Defense Department chronology shows. U.S. training in the war-torn Central African nation has included psychological operations and tactical special forces exercises that occurred a few weeks before the start of last fall's Rwandan-led insurgency in neighboring Congo, formerly Zaire, according to the eight-page draft document obtained by the Washington Post.
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September 9, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Minister Paul Kagame on Thursday downplayed a U.N. official's conclusion that guerrilla warfare might soon erupt in Rwanda, but said his troops must quickly move into a former "safe haven" for refugees to ensure that it doesn't happen. Asked if armed men from the former government now in exile in Zaire were infiltrating border areas of Rwanda, as the top U.N.
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April 24, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees escaped down rain-slicked roads and into the soggy hills in panic Sunday after the army shut down their camps inside Rwanda--leaving an estimated 2,000 shot, trampled or butchered to death. The army ordered the refugees to return to their former homes, promising them peace. But U.N. officials said many of those who tried to go home were pelted with stones and attacked.
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April 26, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the international image of his government horribly tarnished, Rwanda's military leader asked the world Tuesday not to rush to judgment about the killings at Kibeho camp, arguing that his soldiers were up against an organized enemy militia--not helpless refugees. Paul Kagame, who holds the rank of vice president and defense minister but who is Rwanda's most powerful government official, said his soldiers faced a mass charge, orchestrated by a Hutu militia.
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August 16, 1997 | From the Washington Post
U.S. involvement with Rwanda's military has been far more extensive than previously disclosed, an internal Defense Department chronology shows. U.S. training in the war-torn Central African nation has included psychological operations and tactical special forces exercises that occurred a few weeks before the start of last fall's Rwandan-led insurgency in neighboring Congo, formerly Zaire, according to the eight-page draft document obtained by the Washington Post.
NEWS
February 10, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rwandan army has launched major operations against Hutu militants it says are responsible for recent massacres and assassinations of local officials, foreign aid workers and survivors of previous genocide, officials said Sunday.
NEWS
April 26, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the international image of his government horribly tarnished, Rwanda's military leader asked the world Tuesday not to rush to judgment about the killings at Kibeho camp, arguing that his soldiers were up against an organized enemy militia--not helpless refugees. Paul Kagame, who holds the rank of vice president and defense minister but who is Rwanda's most powerful government official, said his soldiers faced a mass charge, orchestrated by a Hutu militia.
NEWS
April 24, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees escaped down rain-slicked roads and into the soggy hills in panic Sunday after the army shut down their camps inside Rwanda--leaving an estimated 2,000 shot, trampled or butchered to death. The army ordered the refugees to return to their former homes, promising them peace. But U.N. officials said many of those who tried to go home were pelted with stones and attacked.
NEWS
September 9, 1994 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense Minister Paul Kagame on Thursday downplayed a U.N. official's conclusion that guerrilla warfare might soon erupt in Rwanda, but said his troops must quickly move into a former "safe haven" for refugees to ensure that it doesn't happen. Asked if armed men from the former government now in exile in Zaire were infiltrating border areas of Rwanda, as the top U.N.
NEWS
August 31, 1994 | Times Wire Services
Dozens of Rwandan soldiers who supported the former Hutu government army are defecting daily to the mainly Tutsi force now in power, the U.N. special envoy for Rwanda said Tuesday. In the first sign the resolve of the old army is cracking, 400 soldiers have joined up with the former rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front, Shaharyar Khan said. Most of the soldiers are coming from the former French "safe zone" in the southwest that RPF forces have not yet entered.
NEWS
February 10, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rwandan army has launched major operations against Hutu militants it says are responsible for recent massacres and assassinations of local officials, foreign aid workers and survivors of previous genocide, officials said Sunday.
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan and Rwandan troops clashed Friday in Congo, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 100 in fighting that drew sharp criticism from the United Nations. The Ugandan forces sprayed the northern city of Kisangani with mortars and antiaircraft fire and then attacked Rwandan positions at the main airport at Bangoka, said Lt. Col. Akram Hossain, head of a U.N. monitoring team in Kisangani.
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July 17, 1994 | JONATHAN C. RANDAL, THE WASHINGTON POST
Edgy Rwandan government troops, intoxicated on beer and marijuana, systematically looted this onetime resort town on the border with Zaire on Saturday and randomly fired revolvers and automatic weapons to discourage any effort to stop them. On Saturday morning, a French colonel commanding two dozen troops sent in from nearby Goma to evacuate 168 Hutu orphans told his men, "Watch out, because the Rwandan soldiers are hashed to the eyeballs."
NEWS
April 18, 1994 | From Reuters
Rwandan soldiers raped and hacked to death civilians while battles with rebels raged for an 11th day in the capital city of Kigali after the breakdown of cease-fire talks, witnesses said Sunday. "It is like the mayhem has gathered pace. There are massacres all over the place. The army's delight is to murder civilians, while civilians turn on each other in ethnic revenge," said one witness trapped in Kigali.
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