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June 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Guarded by U.S. Marines with armored vehicles and 25-millimeter cannons, 1,200 foreigners boarded helicopters Tuesday and fled this West African nation for the safety of an American warship. It was the third Marine-led evacuation since mutinous soldiers overthrew Sierra Leone's elected government May 25. Nigeria--which backs the deposed government--sent in new troops Tuesday and appeared poised for another assault.
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June 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Guarded by U.S. Marines with armored vehicles and 25-millimeter cannons, 1,200 foreigners boarded helicopters Tuesday and fled this West African nation for the safety of an American warship. It was the third Marine-led evacuation since mutinous soldiers overthrew Sierra Leone's elected government May 25. Nigeria--which backs the deposed government--sent in new troops Tuesday and appeared poised for another assault.
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May 31, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Marines evacuated almost 900 foreigners, including more than 300 Americans, from violence-racked Sierra Leone on Friday, rebuffing an attempt by leaders of a military coup to seal the nation's borders. The evacuees were ferried by helicopter to a U.S. amphibious assault ship anchored near the West African nation. At the same time, the State Department reversed an earlier decision and ordered the U.S.
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May 31, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Marines evacuated almost 900 foreigners, including more than 300 Americans, from violence-racked Sierra Leone on Friday, rebuffing an attempt by leaders of a military coup to seal the nation's borders. The evacuees were ferried by helicopter to a U.S. amphibious assault ship anchored near the West African nation. At the same time, the State Department reversed an earlier decision and ordered the U.S.
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