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February 17th, 2009 in Breaking News

5,000th weapon destroyed in Rwanda since December

Reuters AlertNet - 5,000th weapon destroyed in Rwanda since December.

A six-man team from the Rwandan Army is making a truly significant contribution to security in its own country and the wider Great Lakes Region.

Since December the soldiers have been learning how to destroy excess stockpiles of small arms and light weapons.

The weapons - many of which were confiscated during the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide in 1994 - are often of a high quality and their destruction means that they are never able to inflict harm again.

On Friday the 5,000th weapon was cut up, with a target of 10,000 to be destroyed by the end of March.
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