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August 8, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prince Johnson, one of two rebel leaders besieging the capital of Liberia, threatened Tuesday to attack a detachment of U.S. Marines unless the United States or another foreign country intervenes to halt the Liberian civil war. At the same time, a group of West African countries announced that they will send a joint military force into Liberia in an effort to end the conflict and set up an interim government. There was no indication of when the multilateral force will be organized.
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September 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Liberian rebels have killed 200 foreign civilians from the five nations that make up a West African task force in Liberia, the Ghana News Agency said Friday. The killings were in retaliation for the force's presence there, the agency said. A Ghana News Agency correspondent with the West African force said that rebels loyal to Charles Taylor began attacking the civilians shortly after the peace force arrived in Monrovia last Saturday to try to end the eight-month-old civil war.
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August 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Rebel leader Charles Taylor suffered minor injuries in an auto accident, delaying his departure for peace talks with a rival rebel chief and an envoy of President Samuel K. Doe, a rebel official said Friday. Tom Woewiyu, Taylor's spokesman and defense minister, said the accident occurred as the rebel chief prepared to leave Liberia for talks Monday in Banjul, Gambia, on how to resolve Liberia's eight-month civil war.
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August 19, 1990 | From Reuters
U.S. helicopters evacuated 825 foreigners from Monrovia on Saturday in the biggest airlift out of Liberia's war-torn capital in a single day. U.S. officials said 550 of those flown to four U.S. warships offshore were Lebanese. They were to be flown today to Freetown, the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone. An Iraqi was among the other nationalities evacuated by the United States, officials said.
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August 9, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the two rebel forces besieging Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, Wednesday freed a group of foreigners, including an American, who had been seized in an attempt to provoke foreign intervention in the civil war there. It was not made clear how many foreigners had been held by the rebel faction, headed by Prince Johnson, but a spokesman at the British Foreign Office announced in London that its embassy in Monrovia indicated that all were now free.
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August 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel fighters escorted staff members and refugees living in the West German, Moroccan and Egyptian embassies from the battleground of Monrovia Wednesday but refused to let Guineans evacuate their mission. The rebels of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front have accused Guinea of supporting Liberian President Samuel K. Doe with troops.
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August 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel leader Prince Johnson said Saturday that he is ordering the arrest of all foreigners in Monrovia in the hope of provoking international intervention in the nation's bloody civil war. Johnson, whose troops have occupied much of the city in their battle to oust President Samuel K. Doe, told reporters that the roundup will begin Monday and will first single out American, British, Lebanese and Indian civilians. Four U.S.
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August 12, 1990 | From Reuters
Rebel troops closed in on President Samuel K. Doe's fortress-like mansion Saturday, trying to oust him before the arrival of a West African peacekeeping force. They also moved to within 200 yards of Monrovia's airport on the third day of a stepped-up offensive. Meanwhile, the government announced that it had arrested an American and accused him of supporting the insurgents.
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August 19, 1990 | From Reuters
U.S. helicopters evacuated 825 foreigners from Monrovia on Saturday in the biggest airlift out of Liberia's war-torn capital in a single day. U.S. officials said 550 of those flown to four U.S. warships offshore were Lebanese. They were to be flown today to Freetown, the capital of neighboring Sierra Leone. An Iraqi was among the other nationalities evacuated by the United States, officials said.
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September 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Liberian rebels have killed 200 foreign civilians from the five nations that make up a West African task force in Liberia, the Ghana News Agency said Friday. The killings were in retaliation for the force's presence there, the agency said. A Ghana News Agency correspondent with the West African force said that rebels loyal to Charles Taylor began attacking the civilians shortly after the peace force arrived in Monrovia last Saturday to try to end the eight-month-old civil war.
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August 18, 1990 | Associated Press
Rebel leader Charles Taylor suffered minor injuries in an auto accident, delaying his departure for peace talks with a rival rebel chief and an envoy of President Samuel K. Doe, a rebel official said Friday. Tom Woewiyu, Taylor's spokesman and defense minister, said the accident occurred as the rebel chief prepared to leave Liberia for talks Monday in Banjul, Gambia, on how to resolve Liberia's eight-month civil war.
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August 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel fighters escorted staff members and refugees living in the West German, Moroccan and Egyptian embassies from the battleground of Monrovia Wednesday but refused to let Guineans evacuate their mission. The rebels of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front have accused Guinea of supporting Liberian President Samuel K. Doe with troops.
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August 12, 1990 | From Reuters
Rebel troops closed in on President Samuel K. Doe's fortress-like mansion Saturday, trying to oust him before the arrival of a West African peacekeeping force. They also moved to within 200 yards of Monrovia's airport on the third day of a stepped-up offensive. Meanwhile, the government announced that it had arrested an American and accused him of supporting the insurgents.
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August 9, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the two rebel forces besieging Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, Wednesday freed a group of foreigners, including an American, who had been seized in an attempt to provoke foreign intervention in the civil war there. It was not made clear how many foreigners had been held by the rebel faction, headed by Prince Johnson, but a spokesman at the British Foreign Office announced in London that its embassy in Monrovia indicated that all were now free.
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August 8, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prince Johnson, one of two rebel leaders besieging the capital of Liberia, threatened Tuesday to attack a detachment of U.S. Marines unless the United States or another foreign country intervenes to halt the Liberian civil war. At the same time, a group of West African countries announced that they will send a joint military force into Liberia in an effort to end the conflict and set up an interim government. There was no indication of when the multilateral force will be organized.
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August 7, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Liberian rebel leader seized 14 or 15 foreign hostages Monday, including an American, making good on his threat to use foreign nationals as bait to provoke international intervention in Liberia's seven-month civil war. Prince Johnson, who commands troops that split off in February from a larger rebel force commanded by former government minister Charles Taylor, had threatened Saturday to begin seizing Americans, Britons, Lebanese and Indians. He pledged not to harm them.
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August 7, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Liberian rebel leader seized 14 or 15 foreign hostages Monday, including an American, making good on his threat to use foreign nationals as bait to provoke international intervention in Liberia's seven-month civil war. Prince Johnson, who commands troops that split off in February from a larger rebel force commanded by former government minister Charles Taylor, had threatened Saturday to begin seizing Americans, Britons, Lebanese and Indians. He pledged not to harm them.
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August 6, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A detachment of 225 U.S. Marines swept into Liberia's embattled capital of Monrovia early Sunday to evacuate Americans after a rebel leader threatened to arrest foreigners in an attempt to provoke international intervention in the nation's civil war. But the Marines, who flew in from four U.S. ships that have been stationed offshore for months, were under orders not to actively intercede in the fighting among government forces loyal to President Samuel K.
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August 6, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A detachment of 225 U.S. Marines swept into Liberia's embattled capital of Monrovia early Sunday to evacuate Americans after a rebel leader threatened to arrest foreigners in an attempt to provoke international intervention in the nation's civil war. But the Marines, who flew in from four U.S. ships that have been stationed offshore for months, were under orders not to actively intercede in the fighting among government forces loyal to President Samuel K.
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August 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel leader Prince Johnson said Saturday that he is ordering the arrest of all foreigners in Monrovia in the hope of provoking international intervention in the nation's bloody civil war. Johnson, whose troops have occupied much of the city in their battle to oust President Samuel K. Doe, told reporters that the roundup will begin Monday and will first single out American, British, Lebanese and Indian civilians. Four U.S.
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