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July 21, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
The Contras' southern flank, which reportedly numbers about 3,000 guerrillas, split from the main U.S.-backed rebel leadership Wednesday, citing the elevation of military leader Enrique Bermudez to the political directorate. The decision to break from the Nicaraguan Resistance, as the umbrella organization is known, was first announced Tuesday night in a communique released in San Jose, Costa Rica, by seven commanders who say that their southern forces make up about 40% of the rebel army.
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March 6, 2011 | Reuters
Ground forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, backed up by warplanes, pushed rebels away from the coastal town of Bin Jawwad on Sunday to stop their advance on Kadafi's hometown of Sirte. One fighter, returning wounded from Bin Jawwad to rebel-held Ras Lanuf further east, said Kadafi loyalists had ambushed advancing rebels with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Asked what he had seen, he replied: "Death. " Distraught and bandaged, he would not say more. In the rebel-held city of Benghazi, a source in the rebel movement said rebels had captured "some British special forces" who were "safe and in good hands.
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NEWS
February 2, 1987
A Salvadoran army colonel kidnaped by leftist rebels 15 months ago will be freed today as part of an agreement that led to the release last week of 39 wounded guerrillas, a news agency and Roman Catholic Church officials said. An additional 57 political prisoners held by the government will also be released when Col. Omar Napoleon Avalos is freed, said the Salpress news agency, which has ties to the rebel movement. Avalos was abducted from his farm on Oct.
WORLD
June 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, the main militant group behind attacks on foreign oil installations, announced a one-month cease-fire, giving the new president a chance to resolve the crisis that has helped cause global crude prices to soar. Last week, President Umaru Yar'Adua asked for a permanent cease-fire to allow for mediation.
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March 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Angola formally legalized the onetime rebel movement UNITA, taking the delayed 1994 peace accord one step closer to an April 1 deadline. The action completes the political rebirth of the former guerrilla movement, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, that already has 70 members of parliament in the capital, Luanda, and has been registered as a political party since 1992. Civil war broke out in this southwest African nation after it gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
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December 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The rebel leader who overthrew President Hissene Habre freed at least 400 Libyan prisoners of war today and promised officials of the toppled regime that he would establish a democratic government. Idriss Deby drove into the capital aboard a black Mercedes on Sunday, Habre having fled after a series of military debacles. Deby, 38, had been Habre's chief aide in a 1982 coup but broke with him last year and formed a rebel movement.
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August 8, 1988 | United Press International
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher toured a refugee camp on the Thai border Sunday and pledged "full support" for Prince Norodom Sihanouk's efforts to resolve the Cambodian conflict. As the first foreign head of government to tour Greenhill Camp, Thatcher donated medicine to the refugees, watched a 30-minute Cambodian classical dance and toured medical and educational facilities with Sihanouk as her guide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1987
U.S. policy in Southern Africa continues to be weakened by contradictions. As a result, an opportunity to provide leadership at a critical juncture in the politics of the region is being lost. There are two primary and overriding goals: to maintain pressure on South Africa to end apartheid, and to speed independence for Namibia, the last of the African colonies, over which South Africa maintains control in defiance of the United Nations.
NEWS
February 5, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration has joined forces with relatively moderate Nicaraguan rebel leaders to attempt to reduce the power of the largest and most conservative rebel group, the Nicaraguan Democratic Force (FDN), U.S. and contra officials said Wednesday. But the FDN, led by Adolfo Calero, is resisting any move to end its domination of the rebel effort, they said.
WORLD
March 6, 2011 | Reuters
Ground forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, backed up by warplanes, pushed rebels away from the coastal town of Bin Jawwad on Sunday to stop their advance on Kadafi's hometown of Sirte. One fighter, returning wounded from Bin Jawwad to rebel-held Ras Lanuf further east, said Kadafi loyalists had ambushed advancing rebels with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. Asked what he had seen, he replied: "Death. " Distraught and bandaged, he would not say more. In the rebel-held city of Benghazi, a source in the rebel movement said rebels had captured "some British special forces" who were "safe and in good hands.
WORLD
December 27, 2005 | From Associated Press
Indonesia's Aceh rebels formally disbanded their armed wing today, fulfilling the next step of a tsunami-inspired peace plan to end one of Asia's longest separatist conflicts. "The Acehnese national army, or the armed wing of the Free Aceh Movement, has demobilized and disbanded," Sofyan Daud, a former rebel commander, told reporters. "The Aceh national army is now part of civil society and will work to make the peace deal a success." The action would take effect immediately, he said.
WORLD
May 24, 2005 | Mark Mazzetti and Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writers
The U.S. military's plan to pacify Iraq has run into trouble in a place where it urgently needs to succeed. U.S. officials in Washington and Baghdad agree that Al Anbar province -- the vast desert badlands stretching west from the cities of Fallouja and Ramadi to the lawless region abutting the Syrian border -- remains the epicenter of the country's deadly insurgency. Yet U.S.
WORLD
November 16, 2004 | Alissa J. Rubin, Times Staff Writer
More than 25 people were killed Monday and dozens wounded in attacks northeast of Baghdad as the insurgency continued to roil Sunni Muslim areas of Iraq. Insurgents struck hardest in the city of Baqubah and neighboring areas, storming police stations, taking over the streets and engaging in fierce gun battles with U.S. troops. American forces called in warplanes and dropped two 500-pound bombs in Baqubah. The city was the second to erupt after U.S.
NEWS
March 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Angola formally legalized the onetime rebel movement UNITA, taking the delayed 1994 peace accord one step closer to an April 1 deadline. The action completes the political rebirth of the former guerrilla movement, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola, that already has 70 members of parliament in the capital, Luanda, and has been registered as a political party since 1992. Civil war broke out in this southwest African nation after it gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
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September 20, 1993 | GREGORY CROUCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The second-largest urban area in Germany, the city-state of Hamburg, rebuffed the country's two major political parties Sunday and almost put an extreme right-wing party into the local legislature, in a vote that could foreshadow trends in next year's national elections.
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August 14, 1993 | WILLIAM R. LONG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They were never as numerous or fearsome as Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). But this nation's "other guerrillas" were going strong by the late 1980s, harrying the government with daring attacks, competing with the ruthless Sendero for peasant and proletarian support. That's over now. The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement is disintegrating, analysts say. For Peru's other guerrillas, it seems, the bitter end is near.
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July 7, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Joaquin Villalobos, an elusive guerrilla leader with a boyish grin, has sent a defiant message to anyone inside El Salvador or outside the country who thinks his rebel movement is dead, not to mention that he might be. "We're going to win this war," said the man considered to be the top front-line commander of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front. "Within a year, we expect to have taken the war to the totality of the national territory."
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May 8, 1987 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to save the credibility of their movement, conservative leaders of the Nicaraguan insurgency have forged a new alliance with rebels based in Costa Rica. The U.S.-backed contras have agreed on a proposed seven-member directorate that encompasses the moderate Southern Opposition Bloc but that will leave the conservative Nicaraguan Democratic Force in control of the rebel movement.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The rebel leader who overthrew President Hissene Habre freed at least 400 Libyan prisoners of war today and promised officials of the toppled regime that he would establish a democratic government. Idriss Deby drove into the capital aboard a black Mercedes on Sunday, Habre having fled after a series of military debacles. Deby, 38, had been Habre's chief aide in a 1982 coup but broke with him last year and formed a rebel movement.
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August 8, 1988 | United Press International
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher toured a refugee camp on the Thai border Sunday and pledged "full support" for Prince Norodom Sihanouk's efforts to resolve the Cambodian conflict. As the first foreign head of government to tour Greenhill Camp, Thatcher donated medicine to the refugees, watched a 30-minute Cambodian classical dance and toured medical and educational facilities with Sihanouk as her guide.
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