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November 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. spokesman denied that U.N. forces opened fire on protesters over the weekend in an incident that injured at least 13 people. Witnesses said Sunday that U.N. peacekeepers and Sierra Leone police fired to disperse hundreds of youths in Freetown, the capital, who were demanding the lifting of a curfew. But U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard in New York said: "The impression we have is that the U.N. troops were basically trying to restore order. They say they did not fire their weapons."
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November 7, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A U.N. spokesman denied that U.N. forces opened fire on protesters over the weekend in an incident that injured at least 13 people. Witnesses said Sunday that U.N. peacekeepers and Sierra Leone police fired to disperse hundreds of youths in Freetown, the capital, who were demanding the lifting of a curfew. But U.N. spokesman Fred Eckhard in New York said: "The impression we have is that the U.N. troops were basically trying to restore order. They say they did not fire their weapons."
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May 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Rebels seized 50 U.N. workers as the West African intervention force that defended the government during eight years of bloody civil war completed its pullout from Sierra Leone, U.N. officials said. Revolutionary United Front rebels captured the U.N. military observers and peacekeepers--mainly Indians, Kenyans and Nigerians--in three cities, U.N. officials said. U.N. force commander Maj. Gen. Vijay Kumar Jetley said the rebels promised to free the peacekeepers today. In New York, the U.N.
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September 11, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
British paratroopers raided rebel bases in the jungle of Sierra Leone early Sunday, freeing six of their soldiers and a local officer who had been held hostage for two weeks. A British soldier and 25 members of the renegade West Side Boys militia died in the fierce, 90-minute gun battle at the rebel bases about 45 miles east of Freetown, the capital of the West African nation, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
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September 11, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
British paratroopers raided rebel bases in the jungle of Sierra Leone early Sunday, freeing six of their soldiers and a local officer who had been held hostage for two weeks. A British soldier and 25 members of the renegade West Side Boys militia died in the fierce, 90-minute gun battle at the rebel bases about 45 miles east of Freetown, the capital of the West African nation, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
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May 3, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Rebels seized 50 U.N. workers as the West African intervention force that defended the government during eight years of bloody civil war completed its pullout from Sierra Leone, U.N. officials said. Revolutionary United Front rebels captured the U.N. military observers and peacekeepers--mainly Indians, Kenyans and Nigerians--in three cities, U.N. officials said. U.N. force commander Maj. Gen. Vijay Kumar Jetley said the rebels promised to free the peacekeepers today. In New York, the U.N.
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