Sierra Leone: September 7, 2000


A few dozen British paratroopers have arrived from Senegal to assist in the negotiations for the release of six British paratroopers held by the West Side Boys. Meanwhile, British instructors have completed the training of a second groups of one thousand (two battalions) government soldiers. The six week course includes training for 24 officers in each group of one thousand.  Meanwhile, RUF rebels took captive three Italian missionaries. The three were working with Sierra Leone refugees in camps just across the border in Guinea Bissau.


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