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Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)

group name

Forces Democratiques de Liberation du Rwanda (FDLR), Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda


Rwanda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), primarily North and South Kivu provinces. 

stated purpose

The FDLR aims to overthrow the Tutsi-led government of Rwanda and replace it with a Hutu-dominated government.


The FDLR once had several thousand fighters in the eastern part of the DRC. Its ranks have been weakened through arrests, combat deaths and defections. The U.N. has estimated that...

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