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WORLD IN BRIEF : LIBERIA : Troops Blamed in Massacre of 200

January 10, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

At least 200 Liberian civilians were massacred in northern Liberia, and witnesses fleeing the country blamed the killings on government forces, a human rights group said. Africa Watch said in Washington that the slayings resulted from a Dec. 24 attempt to topple President Samuel K. Doe, who it said reportedly instructed troops to shoot on sight any suspicious person. Neighboring Ivory Coast reported that 8,000 to 10,000 Liberians fled there in recent days.

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