Rwandan women watch the return of their

Rwandan women watch the return of their soldiers on February 25, 2009 in Gisenyi, on the Rwanda-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo border. A military parade was held in the eastern Nord-Kivu capital of Goma to mark the departure of Rwandan forces from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after a controversial joint operation with Congolese troops against Rwandan Hutu rebels. The neighboring countries, which fought wars in 1996-1997 and 1998-2003, launched a surprise joint operation last month against the rebel Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR). Several thousand Rwandan troops participated in the offensive against the FDLR — whose members include perpetrators of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide against the minority Tutsis — but the exact number has not been announced. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)


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