Democratic Forces for the Liberationof Rwanda (FDLR) Terrorist Organizations // Democratic Forces for the Liberationof Rwanda (FDLR)



ALIR, the predecessor of the FDLR, was formed in 1996 after the Rwandan genocide and the subsequent expulsion of hardline Hutu groups to the Democratic Republic of Congon (then called Zaire). The group was composed of former members of the Rwandan armed forces and Interahamwe militia, the main perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In subsequent years, the FDLR added other opponents of the Rwandan government to its ranks -- anti-Tutsi Hutu elements from Burundi, Hutus recruited...

 

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