Sierra Leone: May 28, 2000

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  Government forces, after receiving additional weapons and equipment (radios, transport) have been pushing back RUF forces back in the east (80 kilometers from the capital) and northeast (70 kilometers from the capital.) The government, in effect, now have an army again. This was not supposed to occur until the UN peacekeepers had disarmed all the warring parities. But the UN is now standing aside while the civil war resumes. 

 

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