National Liberation Forces (FNL) Terrorist Organizations // National Liberation Forces (FNL)

The FNL was founded in 1980 as an armed wing for the Hutu party called Palipehutu. Palipehutu formed within the refugee camps that popped up in Tanzania following an exodus from Burundi after a 1972 Hutu revolt. Significant military operations did not get underway until the 1990s.   Over the years, the FNL has been a somewhat disorganized guerrilla group. After 1998, the FNL put greater emphasis on training and discipline. Training is believed to take place in the Kibira forest...


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