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Liberia: Hundreds Dead in Battle

Heavy fighting has resumed in Liberia’s capital Monrovia where hundreds of people have been killed, according to the government. Defense minister Daniel Chea said Tuesday about 600 people had died over the previous five days and backed U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan’s call for action by the international community. Aid agencies put the death toll at about 100 but said they expected it to rise. The bloodied and mangled bodies of several victims from heavy mortar attacks on Monday were dumped outside the U.S. Embassy by Liberians angry at the lack of American intervention in the conflict. The embassy compound itself was hit by two mortar rounds, injuring two personnel. CNN’s Jeff Koinange reporting from Monrovia described the situation there as “extremely dangerous” and “very fluid.” “Monrovia is in a panic right now — it is completely paralyzed,” he said. Full Story

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