Sierra Leone: February 13, 2001


The government has managed to get 30,000 refugees out of Guinea by making arrangements with the Guinean government to create an escape route. There are still 140,000 Sierra Leone refugees trapped in Guinea by the fighting between the army and various rebel groups. RUF rebels returned nine vehicles and 56 weapons they had stolen from UN peacekeepers last year. The vehicles were in poor shape and stripped of many parts.


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