NID: RWANDA: EXPANDING WAR DEEPENS CRISIS

Created: 7/18/1994

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War Deepens Crisis

Troops of (he mostly TuisiRwandan Patriotic Front shelled Gomaairport in Zaire yesterday. shutting dawn the airlift of food and other supplies for moreillion Rwandan Hutu refugees, according to press reports. Fighting tstikely to continue alongthe border, further disrupting international efforts to relieve the refugees- suffering.

- Troops loyal to theRwandan Huturegimc reportedly have deployed heavy weapons ir. Goma.

The RPFhreat to invadi tht French-patrolled humanitarian safe zone in southwestern Rwanda could triggeril/ton Hutus there to seek refuge near the Zairitn town of Bukatu-where the inadequate airport and other infraUructure would make dttivervtg humanUtirian aid even harder than around Goma. The RPF says it wants Paris to surrender Hutu reg,me leaders, accused Of orchestrating anti-Tutsi genocide, who have fled to the French zone.

- Continued RPF shelling ofGoma-tht logistic bub for France's Rwanda opcration-ironW hotate French troops and increase their vulnerability to RPF attacks!

International relief officials yesterday told US diplomats that theyurther flow of refugees intu Zaire willotal breakdown of low and

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Press reports say Bono agreed yesterdayN request to fly relief supplied to Zaire for Rwandan refugees bul limited its participation to oneocial Democratic Party spokesman told the press that Ihc proposed operation would be discussed on Friday during an culraordinary

session of (he Bundestag, called to approve German padicoation in UN

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