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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

US Fears in Rwanda

n NAIROBI -- A small beleaguered force of UN peacekeepers appealed on Wednesday for reinforcements to stop them being trapped in Rwanda's carnage. They sent out a desperate message as battles between army troops and rebels hit their most vicious level in a month of bloodletting in which up to 200,000 people have perished. Seven Rwandese civilians including at least one woman were seriously wounded by machete slashes on Tuesday when troops, pro-government militiamen and a mob of hundreds stopped a UN convoy trying to evacuate 62 civilians to Kigali airport.