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Rebel push on Liberian capital

Liberian rebels are again engaged in fierce fighting with government forces near the capital. This is the third time in a month that fighters from the main rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (Lurd), have advanced to the edge of the city. Hundreds of civilians have died in the fighting and many more have been forced to flee their homes. The Liberian Government says it has lost control of the strategic Po River bridge. It came after reports that rebels were within 20 kilometres of Monrovia. Reporting a few kilometres from the frontline, the BBC’s Paul Welsh says that heavily armed Liberian troops are rushing towards the fighting. Full Story

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