RWANDA: SECURITY CONDITIONS AT KIGALI AIRPORT - CAPABILITIES AND INTENTIONS

Created: 7/13/1994

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We cannot rule our the possibility that forces of the Hutu interim government could attackin Kigali. When righting broke out in early April. Hutu regime troops had someof air defense artilleryio information passed by

the US defenserench-made Mistral surface-to-air missiles These arms arc almost certainly no longer in the Kigali area, and if so, no longer under Hutu control. rft Nevertheless, there is some chancequad of Hutu soldiers could infiltrate the hills around Kigali airport to attack flight operations there, possibly in the hope the RPF would be blamed.

Hutu regime troops-most likely including elements of the Presidential Guard-were almost certainty responsible for downing the airplane of the late President Habyarimana as it was landing at Kigalipril. I

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