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ALiR (Army for the Liberation of Rwanda) (Congo Kinshasa)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 421
Country: Congo Kinshasa
Date formed: Jan. 1, 1998
Details of Formation: origin seems identical to FDLR, with whom they are often linked. Again, a Rwandan Hutu group supported by Congo govt during 1998-2001 to fight insurgents and against the invading Rwandan army.
Date dissolved: Sept. 26, 2002
Details of Termination: Merged by FDLR in 2001--Although it is still sometimes referred to as ALiR after that time. One source says Kinshasha halted support for ALIR in 2002.
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? no
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): state/military institution
Training and Equipment yes
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: domestic government
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; ideology; village/rural; ex soldiers; foreign nationals
Location: Kivu
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): rebels, insurgents, or other armed group; ethnic group; regular military force; foreigners
Purpose(s): protect national borders and integrity; intimidation of ethnic/religious groups; destabilise neighbouring countries; fight insurgents
Other Information: