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Rebels close in on Liberia capital

Shells have landed in refugee camps in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, following a night of fierce fighting between loyalist troops and rebels. The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, says several people have been killed by artillery shells fired into residential areas at the edge of the city. Residents fear a repeat of the brutal street fighting seen in the city during the 1990s civil war. Both sides have accused the other of violating a ceasefire agreed last week. On Tuesday, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd) rebels announced that they had pulled out of peace talks after President Charles Taylor said that he would not step down until next January at the earliest. Full Story

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