French fight in Rwanda

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The Independent Online
KIGALI, RWANDA (Reuter) - French troops fought on the side of Rwandan government forces in four days of heavy fighting last week, with rebels attempting to topple President Juvenal Habyarimana, independent sources said yesterday. The French, who have about 300 troops in the tiny Central African country to protect some 400 of its nationals, have denied involvement in the fighting.

Yesterday, Rwandan radio announced a week-long unilateral ceasefire but rebel radio said that attacks on guerrilla positions continued after the announcement.