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The FLDR, one of the DR Congo's largest armed groups, aims to overthrow the current Rwandan government.
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Buleusa, Democratic Republic of the Congo - The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is clearing all the armed groups out of the east of the country by force.

The largest group is the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda. Known as the FDLR, its ranks include armed members of one of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighboring Congo ever since.

The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks - if they don't surrender. Some of their members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan government.


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A view of Buleusa - a village in the North Kivu region - early in the morning. Members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR) have been found here.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

FDLR members protect their headquarters in Buleusa. The group's ranks include members of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighbouring Congo ever since.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Many FDLR members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan government.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

A stack of AK47s inside a hut at the FDLR headquarters in Buleusa. FDLR claims that they have laid down their arms - but the UN claims otherwise.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Children dry maize in Buleusa. North Kivu has been wracked with conflict for decades.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera
Women wait to collect water in the village of Buleusa early in the morning.


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A view of the village of Buleusa early in the morning.


/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

FDLR members protect themself from the rain in grass huts outside the militia's headquarters in Buleusa village.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The FDLR consists of Hutu fighters and families that fled Rwanda after the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) took over the country in 1994.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Current FDLR president Victor Byringiroprepares to give a speech to his soldiers in Buleusa.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The official number of FDLR fighters remains unknown, but the UN claims the number could reach into the thousands.



/Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks if they don't surrender.




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A view of Buleusa - a village in the North Kivu region - early in the morning. Members of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR) have been found here.

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FDLR members protect their headquarters in Buleusa. The group(***)s ranks include members of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighbouring Congo ever since.

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Many FDLR members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan government.

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A stack of AK47s inside a hut at the FDLR headquarters in Buleusa. FDLR claims that they have laid down their arms - but the UN claims otherwise.

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Children dry maize in Buleusa. North Kivu has been wracked with conflict for decades.

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FDLR members protect themself from the rain in grass huts outside the militia(***)s headquarters in Buleusa village.

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The FDLR consists of Hutu fighters and families that fled Rwanda after the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) took over the country in 1994.

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Current FDLR president Victor Byringiroprepares to give a speech to his soldiers in Buleusa.

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The official number of FDLR fighters remains unknown, but the UN claims the number could reach into the thousands.

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The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks if they don(***)t surrender.

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A view of Buleusa - a village in the North Kivu region - early in the morning. The village is populated by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR).

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/ed0428603fb8518be97f35a32f26a617Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

A view of Buleusa - a village in the North Kivu region - early in the morning. The village is populated by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FLDR).

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/9e9540d151de8c413b84cd1cb7b8c028

FDLR members protect their headquarters in Buleusa. The group's ranks include members of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighbouring Congo ever since.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/9e9540d151de8c413b84cd1cb7b8c028Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

FDLR members protect their headquarters in Buleusa. The group's ranks include members of the militia that carried out the 1994 Rwanda genocide, who have been in neighbouring Congo ever since.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/b4e1b40e407a8285da8141a82c54d16a

Many FDLR members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan Government.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/b4e1b40e407a8285da8141a82c54d16aMichele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Many FDLR members are accused of genocide, mass rape and trying to overthrow the Rwandan Government.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/46ee758fcc7a57ee711d8b508457860e

A stack of AK47s inside a hut inside the FDLR headquarters in Buleusa. FDLR claims that they laid down their arms but the UN claims otherwise.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/46ee758fcc7a57ee711d8b508457860eMichele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

A stack of AK47s inside a hut inside the FDLR headquarters in Buleusa. FDLR claims that they laid down their arms but the UN claims otherwise.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/e58c68dddbf26354f38eb5dec74ce5c0

Kids dry mais in Buleusa. North Kivu has been wracked with conflict for decades.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/e58c68dddbf26354f38eb5dec74ce5c0Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Kids dry mais in Buleusa. North Kivu has been wracked with conflict for decades.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/44ef4a5744d8525d9c519df9dcd46320

Women wait to collect water in the village of Buleusa early in the morning.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/44ef4a5744d8525d9c519df9dcd46320Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

Women wait to collect water in the village of Buleusa early in the morning.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/95702a3354f411bc97c95c8e871c206e

A view of the village of Buleusa early in the morning.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/95702a3354f411bc97c95c8e871c206eMichele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

A view of the village of Buleusa early in the morning.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/2744071a69d00bceede2b11036d44b19

FDLR members are protecting themself from the rain under grass huts outside the headquarters of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda in Buleusa village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/2744071a69d00bceede2b11036d44b19Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

FDLR members are protecting themself from the rain under grass huts outside the headquarters of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda in Buleusa village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/0ba3988d7ad89a33d9a00ce3a6001797

The FDLR consits of Hutu fighters and families that fled Rwanda after the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) took over the country in 1994.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/0ba3988d7ad89a33d9a00ce3a6001797Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The FDLR consits of Hutu fighters and families that fled Rwanda after the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) took over the country in 1994.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/fd089993d18389edad2bd3d084f7ece8

FDLR president Victor Byringiro is standing in Buleusa village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/fd089993d18389edad2bd3d084f7ece8Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

FDLR president Victor Byringiro is standing in Buleusa village.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/9ed15ba030fc18d1b6e2b63b418d3350

The official number of FDLR fighters remain unknown, but the UN claims the number could reach into the thousands.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/9ed15ba030fc18d1b6e2b63b418d3350Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The official number of FDLR fighters remain unknown, but the UN claims the number could reach into the thousands.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/b4703e350b567221fe3c6b627b1718d5

The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks if they don't surrender.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/FDLR/slideshow/no-caption/b4703e350b567221fe3c6b627b1718d5Michele Sibiloni/Al Jazeera

The Congolese army says it will attack the FDLR, with UN support, within a matter of weeks if they don't surrender.



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