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National Liberation Forces (FNL)

group name

National Liberation Forces (FNL), formerly Palipehutu-FNL


Burundi, especially the provinces of Bujumbura, Bubanza and Kirundo. FNL activity has also been reported in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly under the leadership of Aloys Nzabampema, whose faction is active in South Kivu province.

stated purpose

The FNL is a Hutu nationalist organization that aims to recover political and military authority in Burundi.


Unknown. In 1999, the FNL was estimated to have some 10,000 militia...

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