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Après le départ des Casques bleus belges, les massacres ont repris au Rwanda

Card Number 29875

Number
29875
Author
Masure, Bruno
Author
Romedenne, Patrice
Date
16 avril 1994
Ymd
19940416
Uptitle
Journal de 20 heures [1/2] [1:37]
Title
Après le départ des Casques bleus belges, les massacres ont repris au Rwanda
Subtitle
Les corps qui jonchent le sol témoignent de la violence qui régit les rapports entre Tutsi et Hutu.
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6098550 bytes
Source
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- The war in Rwanda: the Security Council tries to negotiate a truce between the government forces and the rebels. In the meantime, after the departure of the Belgian and French blue helmets, the fighting, or more precisely the massacres, resumed there. - In Kigali, the ceasefire that the United Nations is trying to wrest from the belligerents in the civil war is only a decoy: it is with heavy weapons that they are fighting over control of the 'airport. - Simultaneously, in the streets where the last Belgian soldiers are patrolling, the bodies that litter the ground testify to the violence that governs the relationship between Tutsi and Hutu. The killings continue. - Testimony of a priest based 40 kilometers from the capital. Danko Litrick: "Yesterday [April 15] at 6:30 a.m. they forced the doors of the church, of the enclosure, of our house. They broke everything down and entered with bombs, grenades, guns and afterwards with the machetes. And we saw the dead around us!". - Pressed and asked to leave, the 400 Belgian blue helmets still present in Rwanda are busy because at any moment the runway at Kigali airport risks being destroyed, pinning the soldiers to the ground. "They would then be trapped like rats in the face of growing anti-belgian sentiment". The formula is signed Willy Claes, Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs.