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U.S. to Protect Embassy in Liberia

The order has gone out for a team of U.S. quick reaction force soldiers to be sent to Liberia where rebel fighters are attempting to create a “strangle-hold” on the capital. About 41 soldiers are to help protect the U.S. embassy after it was one of many to come under sustained attack. The announcement was made Monday after the John Blaney, the U.S. ambassador in the embattled capital of Monrovia, made contact with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Washington. Monrovia is descending into chaos, after rebels launched a sustained attack during the past 48 hours in an attempt to remove President Charles Taylor, CNN’s Jeff Koinange said. Intermittent shooting could be heard Monday, he added, after a night of heavy shelling. “Their intention is to block off the main access to the airport,” Koinange said. Full Story

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