UN mission in DR of Congo returns 120 more Rwandan ex-combatants

13 November 2002

The United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) announced today that 120 former Rwandan combatants had been voluntarily repatriated to their home country from the eastern part of the DRC.

Earlier in the week, MONUC also repatriated 55 former soldiers from Rwanda, along with 59 dependents, who had been housed by the DRC Government at the military base in Kamina to Kigali. Another 64 ex-combatants were returned last Friday.

The Mission said that since the start of the repatriation operation in October, about 600 former combatants and their dependents have been returned home to Rwanda.

 

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