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Memorandum - Subject : The Massacres in Rwanda

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Number
19604
Date
Thursday April 28, 1994
Yyyymmdd
19940428
Title
Memorandum - Subject : The Massacres in Rwanda
File name
Size
61288 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
CIA
Public records
CIA
Type
Note
Language
EN
Abstract
In our view, politicians and military commanders representing extremist ethnic Hutus from northern Rwanda unleashed the fighting that erupted on 6 April. Eyewitness accounts of the downing of Habyarimana's aircraft and the systematic murder of Tutsi and independent Hutu politicians immediately afterward suggest that the President's death was the first step in a hardline Hutu coup attempt.