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Vol 1 (AAC) No 8

Published 1st June 2008


Congo-Kinshasa

Unravelling the UN investigation

Indian troops based in the North Kivu province are being accused of an array of crimes

Confidential reports by the United Nations contain 44 allegations against the Indian battalion based in Congo-Kinshasa's North Kivu province and known as INDBATT. The main report, dated 7 February 2008, describes a relationship between the Indian force and the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR). This militia is mainly composed of the remnants of the Rwandan army responsible for the genocide of 1994, who fled to Congo after the victory of Tutsi rebels under Paul Kagame, now President of Rwanda. The report says that six of these allegationshave been 'corroborated'. These involve:

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