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Interahamwe Militia (Rwanda)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 307
Country: Rwanda
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1991
Details of Formation: formed alongside the Impuzamugambi ('those who have the same goal') by two Hutu political parties. These groups formed the foundation for the interhamwe militia.large proportion of youth. also called 'Those who attack together'
Date dissolved: July 19, 1994
Details of Termination: Militia fled to Rwanda after genocide and operated with Congo government support from 1998 in group named ALIR.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): political party
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations yes
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government; military; Foreign government
State Sponsor(s): France
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; adolescents
Force Strength: [unknown, 1700]
Target(s): civilians; unarmed political opposition, government critics; ethnic group; aid workers; international peacekeeping force
Purpose(s): protect state, national or religious institutions; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups
Other Information: