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Rebels Capture Key City in Liberia

Rebels captured Buchanan, Liberia’s second-largest city, on Monday, depriving President Charles Taylor of the last significant port into which the government could ship supplies of fuel and food. Gen. Benjamin Yeaten, a leading government commander, confirmed that Buchanan fell to fighters from the Liberian rebel group Movement for Democracy in Liberia. The port in the capital, Monrovia, was already in rebel hands. Scores of government fighters in pickup trucks raced out of Monrovia toward Buchanan, about 60 miles to the southeast. One commander said the government was “massing our troops outside to retake the city.” Full Story

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