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DR Congo: Lord’s Resistance Army Rampage Kills 321 | Human Rights Watch

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November 2, 2010Press releaseMore news »Available in:FrançaisEspañolPrintShare Delicious Digg StumbleUpon Reddit Ma.gnolia Facebook Google Yahoo TechnoratiDR Congo: Lord’s Resistance Army Rampage Kills 321

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A man with machete wounds to his head after being attacked by LRA rebels near Ngilima, northern Congo. February 21, 2009.

© 2009 ReutersRelated Materials: Trail of DeathMore Coverage: New York Times: Weakened Rebel Group Kills Hundreds of Congolese

BBC: DR Congo Rebel Massacre of Hundreds is UncoveredThe Makombo massacre is one of the worst ever committed by the LRA in its bloody 23-year history, yet it has gone unreported for months. The four-day rampage demonstrates that the LRA remains a serious threat to civilians and is not a spent force, as the Ugandan and Congolese governments claim.Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior Africa researcher (Kampala) – The rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) killed at least 321 civilians and abducted 250 others, including at least 80 children, during a previously unreported four-day rampage in the Makombo area of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in December 2009, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

“The Makombo massacre is one of the worst ever committed by the LRA in its bloody 23-year history, yet it has gone unreported for months,” said Anneke Van Woudenberg, senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The four-day rampage demonstrates that the LRA remains a serious threat to civilians and is not a spent force, as the Ugandan and Congolese governments claim.”

The 67-page report, “Trail of Death: LRA Atrocities%

via DR Congo: Lord’s Resistance Army Rampage Kills 321 | Human Rights Watch.

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