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Rwanda : The Rwandan Patriotic Front's Offensive (U) - Key Judgements

Fiche Numéro 19658

Numéro
19658
Date
Lundi 9 mai 1994
Titre
Rwanda : The Rwandan Patriotic Front's Offensive (U) - Key Judgements
Nom fichier
Taille
789944 octets
Nb. pages
7
Source
Fonds d'archives
NSA
Type
Note
Langue
EN
Résumé
Produced one month into the genocide, this report declares that “Almost immediately after President Habyarimana was killed, in Kigali the Presidential Guard began the systematic execution of prominent Tutsi and moderate Hutu” and that the violence is “directed by high-level officials within the interim government”. It identifies the army as pursuing a “genocide …to destroy the leadership of the Tutsi community.” In contrast to many of the public statements of US officials at the time, this analysis shows that the government did discern between the planned slaughter of civilians and the renewed warfare between the Rwandan armed forces and the rebel RPF.