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Intervention Set To Begin
French Foreign Ministry officials toldthey would press
the UN to deploy peacekeepers to Rwi mxrquTCTJyTO expedite the withdrawal of French forces by the end of July.
f therench troop? have arrived at the three base camps in Zaire, according to press I
French military commander in lhe Central AfricanParis will request US airlift services toirom franco to Zaire. French military planners inAfrica reportedly were still working out ddarlsof tbe
diplomats reportedly My that Rwandan Patriotic Front representatives in Parisroposal to send French liaison officer* to the RPF military command. | |
Rebel president Kanyarengwe has publicly claimed lhe French operation risks triggering ethnic violence in the region. Moreover, this week the RPF said if the French decidedo into Rwanda, the remaining UN ireops in Kigali should be evacuated for their own safety.
Yesterday.rench-speaking UNtroopswcrcevacuatedoverland to Uganda after the RPF claimed it would not be able lo distinguish between UN and French troop* once hostilities escalated, according to press reports
An RPF leader who met with French officials yesterday maintains thai French troops will be considered aggressors and lhat the French mission will be viewed as an invasion.P
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