RealNews

12 Hutu Rebels Killed in Clashes with Army

Hutu rebels were holding 15 people after ambushing a bus and clashed with government troops for a third day on Monday in parts of Burundi in the absence of a viable ceasefire. An army commander, Cyprian Hakiza, said 12 Forces for the Defence of Democracy rebels had been killed in heavy fighting in Gitega province, east of Bujumbura, at the weekend. Four soldiers were wounded. Gitega’s governor, Tharcisse Ntibarirarana, said fighting had continued and that thousands of people fled the rebels and government troops. In Makamba province in the south, government forces dominated by minority Tutsis fought FDD rebels after a bus was ambushed and 15 people were taken captive. The governor of Makamba, Gabriel Gunungu, said the 15 were missing. In an FDD attack on a pub, a member of parliament and his bodyguard were killed. More than 200,000 people have been killed since civil war broke out in Burundi in 1993. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.