ZAIRE "MASSACRE" OVER-EXAGERRATED!
Robert Craig (rcraig@LIBRARY.CARLETON.CA)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 11:39:50 -0400
As I mentioned about two weeks ago, the Federation des Scouts Catholiques
(FSC) of Belgium had issued a press release in response to the reports from
the Associated Press on 30 Scouts being killed in Zaire. The World Scout
Bureau's office, reissued this press statement to the various National
Scout Associations for distribution as they saw fit. Scouts Canada, decided
to allow it to be posted on rec.scouting, can.scout-guide and scouts-l.
As it mentioned in the press release, the FSC was to send delegates to
Zaire to investigate the situation in Zaire. Their investigation has discovered
that the reports from the Associated Press were highly over-exaggerated.
The camp was attacked as were Scouts, however, there were NO SCOUTS KILLED.
3 were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, however, to repeat
again, NO SCOUTS WERE KILLED in a raid of the Katale refugee Camp in
Goma. A further release will be issued when the investigation is complete
from the FSC.
National Communications Committee
Scouts Canada -- National Council
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