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World IN BRIEF : LIBERIA : Rebels Accept Truce, Free 78 Foreigners

April 20, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

A rebel Liberian faction whose showdown with a rival plunged Monrovia, the capital, into chaos agreed to a cease-fire and freed 78 foreigners trapped by the fighting. The foreigners' release was the strongest sign yet that the new truce might halt two weeks of fighting that prompted a U.S. military evacuation of more than 2,000 foreigners. U.S. Ambassador William Milan said a delegation from Roosevelt Johnson's Ulimo faction accepted the peace plan during talks at the U.S. Embassy.

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