Sierra Leone: July 17, 2000


  The UN stressed that the recent use of peacekeepers to attack RUF troops in order to free trapped UN troops, does not represent UN involvement in the countries civil war. The UN is there to keep the peace after the warring parties have settled their differences. This is not the case, as the RUF faction refuses to stop fighting.  The Indian commander of the UN peacekeeper force is keen to bring peace, but this may only be possible if UN troops go to war. 


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