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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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September 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of people died in a two-day spasm of gun battles in the capital, Monrovia, over the weekend after soldiers tried to arrest former Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson, who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy. Just days after the shooting died down, much appeared normal in the disarmingly relaxed seaside town. President Charles Taylor has promised that the U.S. Embassy will not come under attack. As stores reopened and people returned to work, platoons of soldiers headed to their barracks.
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July 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of Liberians fled in panic after soldiers made house-to-house searches in the capital, Monrovia, and fired at a fishing boat suspected of carrying rebels. Earlier, troops also fired into the Nigerian Embassy, where 150 people had sought refuge from the six-month-old civil war. The latest disturbances came as peace talks resumed in neighboring Sierra Leone between delegations representing the Liberian rebels and the embattled government of President Samuel K. Doe.
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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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June 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Soldiers on Wednesday shot into a crowd of demonstrators who were demanding that Liberia's president resign, and doctors said five people were critically wounded. The army said the shootings were a "mistake." The troops opened fire when more than 5,000 unarmed civilians tried to march past the main Barclay Training Center army base to President Samuel K. Doe's residence. They were demanding that Doe resign to end a six-month civil war in which many civilians have died. Lt. Gen.
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September 23, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of people died in a two-day spasm of gun battles in the capital, Monrovia, over the weekend after soldiers tried to arrest former Liberian warlord Roosevelt Johnson, who took refuge in the U.S. Embassy. Just days after the shooting died down, much appeared normal in the disarmingly relaxed seaside town. President Charles Taylor has promised that the U.S. Embassy will not come under attack. As stores reopened and people returned to work, platoons of soldiers headed to their barracks.
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July 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hundreds of Liberians fled in panic after soldiers made house-to-house searches in the capital, Monrovia, and fired at a fishing boat suspected of carrying rebels. Earlier, troops also fired into the Nigerian Embassy, where 150 people had sought refuge from the six-month-old civil war. The latest disturbances came as peace talks resumed in neighboring Sierra Leone between delegations representing the Liberian rebels and the embattled government of President Samuel K. Doe.
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June 28, 1990 | From Associated Press
Soldiers on Wednesday shot into a crowd of demonstrators who were demanding that Liberia's president resign, and doctors said five people were critically wounded. The army said the shootings were a "mistake." The troops opened fire when more than 5,000 unarmed civilians tried to march past the main Barclay Training Center army base to President Samuel K. Doe's residence. They were demanding that Doe resign to end a six-month civil war in which many civilians have died. Lt. Gen.
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