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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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May 7, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Marines protecting the American Embassy in Liberia's capital opened fire again Monday, and sporadic shooting echoed throughout the city after the deadline passed for a truce promised by dominant faction leader Charles Taylor. In fact, hundreds of Taylor's militiamen and allies continued to pour into the city center Monday to increase their manpower around the besieged military training camp at the center of the battles.
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June 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Rebel troops continued to bear down on the Liberian capital Wednesday, and U.S. officials said they are arranging special flights to evacuate Americans. The flights, to begin Saturday, will allow several hundred American citizens to leave Liberia because of the deteriorating situation, U.S. officials in Washington said. The State Department is strongly urging the estimated 2,000 Americans in this West African nation to leave. Several miles off Monrovia, four U.S.
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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.
NEWS
July 7, 1990
Ever since Bush said the "T" word, the poor, the elderly, and especially the middle-class have started bracing themselves for another heavy hit they expect on their taxes and benefits. Here are a few of the ways to even the burden: 1. Roll back the pay raise for congressmen recently implemented. Rescind the pay raise for senators which is scheduled to kick in after the elections. 2.
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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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June 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel troops advanced to within 25 miles of the capital Thursday, and the Pentagon announced that a U.S. navy flotilla with more than 2,000 Marines is off Liberia in case American citizens need to be evacuated. Liberian President Samuel K. Doe refused to resign despite the advance of the insurgents, and he vowed to be the last person to leave the city. "Tough times never last. Tough people do," Doe told a group of foreign ambassadors, according to one envoy at the meeting.
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July 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Embattled President Samuel K. Doe has agreed in principle to resign, political sources said Tuesday. Rebels battled government troops in the capital's suburbs. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Doe agreed to step down only on the condition that his safety and that of his minority Krahn tribe are guaranteed.
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June 2, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
President Samuel K. Doe, under siege from anti-government rebels, said Friday that he will not run for reelection in 1991 and appealed to the United States to help end Liberia's six-month rebellion. "I wish to announce here today my firm decision not to stand for the 1991 general elections," he told a news conference in Monrovia, the capital.
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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 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 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 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
U.S. Marines fired from a helicopter at the fortified mansion of President Samuel K. Doe on Thursday, wounding one of Doe's advisers, a presidential spokesman claimed in a radio interview. The State Department denied that the incident took place. The Liberian spokesman described the attack as an attempt to assassinate Doe. He said in a telephone call to the British Broadcasting Corp. that the unidentified Doe adviser was hit in the chest and neck and had been hospitalized.
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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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July 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Liberian rebel leader Charles Taylor announced the formation of a new government as his forces and those of a rival rebel group battled their way to the last stronghold of President Samuel K. Doe in central Monrovia, the capital. Taylor said in a radio broadcast Friday night that Doe's administration had been dissolved and that he had formed a new government, the National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly.
NEWS
July 7, 1990
Ever since Bush said the "T" word, the poor, the elderly, and especially the middle-class have started bracing themselves for another heavy hit they expect on their taxes and benefits. Here are a few of the ways to even the burden: 1. Roll back the pay raise for congressmen recently implemented. Rescind the pay raise for senators which is scheduled to kick in after the elections. 2.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
July 29, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Liberian rebel leader Charles Taylor announced the formation of a new government as his forces and those of a rival rebel group battled their way to the last stronghold of President Samuel K. Doe in central Monrovia, the capital. Taylor said in a radio broadcast Friday night that Doe's administration had been dissolved and that he had formed a new government, the National Patriotic Reconstruction Assembly.
NEWS
July 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Embattled President Samuel K. Doe has agreed in principle to resign, political sources said Tuesday. Rebels battled government troops in the capital's suburbs. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Doe agreed to step down only on the condition that his safety and that of his minority Krahn tribe are guaranteed.
NEWS
June 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Rebel troops continued to bear down on the Liberian capital Wednesday, and U.S. officials said they are arranging special flights to evacuate Americans. The flights, to begin Saturday, will allow several hundred American citizens to leave Liberia because of the deteriorating situation, U.S. officials in Washington said. The State Department is strongly urging the estimated 2,000 Americans in this West African nation to leave. Several miles off Monrovia, four U.S.
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