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Refugees flee Liberia battle

Hundreds of people have been streaming into camps for previously displaced people in the western suburbs of the capital, Monrovia. Many have been trekking through dense forests for three days to escape the latest military hostilities in north-western Liberia. The influx, mostly the elderly, breast-feeding mothers and half-naked children, have been assembled under a makeshift shelter for registration at the Jah-Tondo Displaced Centre. Amongst them are two sets of twins born en route to the camp. Earlier this week, rebels from the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd) group were reported to be on the outskirts of Monrovia, sparking panic, but this later proved to be a false alarm. Full Story

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