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WORLD IN BRIEF : LIBERIA : Rebels to Release 500 Peacekeepers

September 12, 1992|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Rebel leader Charles Taylor agreed to release 500 West African peacekeeping force soldiers after meeting former President Jimmy Carter. The West African forces have been monitoring a cease-fire in the nation's civil war since 1990. Earlier in the week, West African commanders said the peacekeepers were being harassed by Taylor's fighters and ordered them to withdraw. But they were not permitted to leave, and their commanders said they had been disarmed, stripped of their uniforms and robbed of their belongings.

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