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1945 – 2012: Civilian casualties in armed conflicts 3

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 In 1990 civil war broke out in Rwanda between the government and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front , which was also an ethnic war between the majority Hutus and the minority Tutsis. In the summer of 1994 an estimated 800,000 Tutsis were massacred following the killing of President Habyarimanu (a Hutu). The UN declared the massacre to be an act of genocide. So far 29 people have been convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

 

In 1996 refugee Hutus from Rwanda launched attacks on Congolese Tutsis. Neighbouring African nations joined in and at one stage there were over 20 different armed groups fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This war continued until 2003 by which time 6.5 million civilians had died mostly from starvation and disease but there were also numerous atrocities.

 

War in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1991-1995) followed the break-up of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. The conflict was mainly between Muslim Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats. In July 1995 more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were massacred by Units of the Republika Srpska Army led by General Ratko Mladic.  Overall deaths from the conflict are estimated at around 100,000.

 

 War in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1991-1995) followed the break-up of the former Republic of Yugoslavia. The conflict was mainly between Muslim Bosniaks, Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Croats. In July 1995 more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys were massacred by Units of the Republika Srpska Army led by General Ratko Mladic.  Overall deaths from the conflict are estimated at around 100,000.