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De violents combats au mortier et à l'arme automatique se sont déroulés cet après-midi à proximité de la ville de Goma

Card Number 3543

Number
3543
Author
Narcy, Jean-Claude
Author
Marque, Isabelle
Author
Ramirez, GĂ©rard
Date
17 juillet 1994
Ymd
19940717
Time
20:00:00
Time zone
CEST
Uptitle
Journal de 20 heures [2:17]
Title
De violents combats au mortier et à l'arme automatique se sont déroulés cet après-midi à proximité de la ville de Goma
Subtitle
Un accrochage entre soldats français et forces du Front patriotique rwandais s'est produit ce soir non loin de la ville de Kibuye.
Size
7360807 bytes
Source
TF1
Public records
INA
Type
Journal télévisé
Language
FR
Abstract
- In Rwanda, as the humanitarian airlift began to rescue the hundreds of thousands of refugees on the Zaire border, heavy mortar and automatic weapon fighting took place this afternoon near the town of Goma, causing real panic. Several dozen refugees were trampled. There are said to be several dozen dead.
- On the road to Goma, the debacle is total. Civilians are not alone, almost all the Rwandan army is on the run. Most of the weapons are empty, but some soldiers still have ammunition that the Zairians are confiscating.
- The last battle of Rwanda is played without glory in Gisenyi: once the city is taken, the whole country -- except the French zone -- will be in the hands of the Rwandan Patriotic Front. But his victory is expensive, in distress and human lives.
- 10 people were killed this evening at Goma airport, the base of the French humanitarian operation Turquoise. These are Rwandan refugees who fell under mortar fire at the end of the afternoon. On the other hand, a French officer was wounded but his life is not in danger, it is said to the communication service of the armies which speaks of a stray bullet.
- A clash between French soldiers and forces of the Rwandan Patriotic Front took place this evening not far from the town of Kibuye. There are no casualties in the French ranks. A few moments ago, the RPF threatened to invade the protection zone set up by France.