KIGALI, Rwanda — The leader of a rebel group that includes fighters who participated in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has surrendered to Rwandan government forces.
Maj. Gen. Paul Rwarakabije, commander of the rebel Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, and 103 of his fighters surrendered to Rwandan government forces Friday.
"We see clearly that the use of a gun is not the best solution," Rwarakabije said after arriving in Kigali on Saturday aboard a Rwandan army helicopter. "We have now decided that we can use peaceful means to solve any outstanding issues."
The surrender followed secret negotiations between the Rwandan army and the Congo-based rebel group.
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