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September 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers from South Africa and Botswana moved to quell an outbreak of looting after suppressing mutinous Lesotho troops in this mountainous kingdom. The South African and Botswanan troops sparked riots after intervening Tuesday to thwart a mutiny by Lesotho troops. Lesotho's government requested the intervention two weeks ago amid a revolt by junior Lesotho military officers and strikes that paralyzed the capital, Maseru.
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September 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Soldiers from South Africa and Botswana moved to quell an outbreak of looting after suppressing mutinous Lesotho troops in this mountainous kingdom. The South African and Botswanan troops sparked riots after intervening Tuesday to thwart a mutiny by Lesotho troops. Lesotho's government requested the intervention two weeks ago amid a revolt by junior Lesotho military officers and strikes that paralyzed the capital, Maseru.
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September 23, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a contentious milestone for democratic South Africa, the government of President Nelson Mandela deployed hundreds of troops Tuesday to the neighboring mountain kingdom of Lesotho in a bid to bring calm to the troubled nation. But to Pretoria's surprise, the country's first significant foreign military engagement since Mandela became president four years ago ignited fierce gunfights between South African and Lesotho troops and unleashed a torrent of anti-South African sentiment.
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September 23, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a contentious milestone for democratic South Africa, the government of President Nelson Mandela deployed hundreds of troops Tuesday to the neighboring mountain kingdom of Lesotho in a bid to bring calm to the troubled nation. But to Pretoria's surprise, the country's first significant foreign military engagement since Mandela became president four years ago ignited fierce gunfights between South African and Lesotho troops and unleashed a torrent of anti-South African sentiment.
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