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'Many Dead in Liberian Massacre'

Many people have been killed and villages set on fire in a town in north-east Liberia, according to reports. Liberia Broadcasting System said the attacks in Bahn, Nimba County were carried out by rebels from the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (Model). “My understanding is that there was a massacre but we are not exactly sure how many people have been killed, it could be 100 it could be 1,000,” General Benjamin Yeaten, deputy head of the government army, told the AFP news agency. A peace deal signed in Ghana a week ago had raised hopes that the 14-year war might be at an end. Nimba County was one of the last areas to remain under government control and was one of former President Charles Taylor’s strongholds in the 1990s civil war. Full Story

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