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May 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The new military rulers reopened borders and restored links with the outside world after a coup in which at least 12 people were reported killed. The moves indicated military leader Valentine Strasser, the 27-year-old head of the new ruling council, was trying to show things had returned to normal 48 hours after President Joseph Momoh was overthrown and forced to flee to Guinea. Nonetheless, the U.S. State Department ordered most Americans in Sierra Leone to leave.
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May 3, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The new military rulers reopened borders and restored links with the outside world after a coup in which at least 12 people were reported killed. The moves indicated military leader Valentine Strasser, the 27-year-old head of the new ruling council, was trying to show things had returned to normal 48 hours after President Joseph Momoh was overthrown and forced to flee to Guinea. Nonetheless, the U.S. State Department ordered most Americans in Sierra Leone to leave.
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