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Liberia rebels 'on the attack'

Liberian army commanders have accused the main rebel group of an offensive in the north-east of the country, breaking a ceasefire agreement. One commander, who did not give his name, told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme that fighters from the Lurd group were advancing from Gbarnga towards Nimba county. He said that more than 65 people had been killed and civilians were fleeing towards Guinea and Ivory Coast. The BBC’s Jonathan Paye-Leyleh in Monrovia says it is difficult to assess the extent of the fighting because there is no access to Nimba from the capital. Our correspondent was unable to get any Lurd response to the accusations. Nimba is one of the few areas outside the capital which remains under government control. Full Story

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