Sierra Leone: August 27, 2000


Apparently the twelve hostages held by the West Side Boys militia are being well taken care of. Britain is sending a negotiation team to secure their release. The West Side Boys threatened to kill their captives if any helicopters (carrying, for example, British commandoes) approach their mountain base. The West Side Boys were formed from members of the military junta's army that ruled Sierra Leone from 1997 to 1998. 


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