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Burundi Hold Rebels Responsible for Attack

UN Wrongly Blamed for Failure to Aid Victims — A Burundian rebel movement was responsible for the August 13 slaughter of more than 150 civilians at Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi, and not the combined forces of Hutu and Mai-Mai fighters who have been blamed for the attack, Human Rights Watch said in a new briefing paper released today. The 33 page briefing paper, “Gatumba Massacre: War Crimes and Political Agendas,” documents how about one hundred combatants of the National Liberation Force (FNL), swept down on some 800 sleeping refugees, singing religious songs, drumming, and blowing on whistles. They raked the refugees’ tents with gunfire and threw incendiary grenades that burned dozens to death. Full Story

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