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October 23, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council voted Friday to send a 6,000-member force to Sierra Leone to help restore peace after an eight-year civil war in the African nation. On Monday, the U.N. is expected to approve sending 10,000 troops and police officers to East Timor to take over peacekeeping duties from an Australian-led multinational force. Combined, the two new forces will double the number of U.N. peacekeepers deployed globally, and plans are underway to send as many as 20,000 peacekeepers to Congo.
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May 10, 2000 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the Clinton administration offering economic and technical support, West African leaders agreed Tuesday to consider sending a Nigerian-led military force to restore order in Sierra Leone, a step that would amount to a vote of no confidence in beleaguered U.N. peacekeepers.
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May 10, 2000 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the Clinton administration offering economic and technical support, West African leaders agreed Tuesday to consider sending a Nigerian-led military force to restore order in Sierra Leone, a step that would amount to a vote of no confidence in beleaguered U.N. peacekeepers.
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October 23, 1999 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council voted Friday to send a 6,000-member force to Sierra Leone to help restore peace after an eight-year civil war in the African nation. On Monday, the U.N. is expected to approve sending 10,000 troops and police officers to East Timor to take over peacekeeping duties from an Australian-led multinational force. Combined, the two new forces will double the number of U.N. peacekeepers deployed globally, and plans are underway to send as many as 20,000 peacekeepers to Congo.
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August 5, 2000 | Times Wire Services
In an effort to counter the rebel threat in Sierra Leone, the Security Council voted unanimously Friday to strengthen the 13,000-member U.N. peacekeeping force in the West African nation. The U.N. commander in Sierra Leone told the council Thursday that he needs more troops quickly. The United States--which had opposed any immediate increase--announced Friday that it will support a larger U.N. contingent.
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