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Africa Rebels close in on Monrovia

Rebels fought their way to the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, yesterday in a renewed effort to oust President Charles Taylor. Civilians fled as government troops struggled to rebuff a week-long offensive which brought the rebels to within three miles of the city, just one of three battle fronts ravaging the west African nation. Aid agencies and military officials told Reuters there was gunfire around a Monrovia secondary school and a suburb called Virginia. There were also reports of shooting around Brewerville, six miles from the capital. Full Story

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