The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

At some point during the training the group that he had taken to Libya was apparently very small. I do not know the quantity, but a question arose at the Mataba as to the capacity for his men to be able to stage any successful revolution in Liberia and, secondly, the wisdom in having two competing Liberian groups in Libya at the same time.

Now, the reason why I know his group was smaller is because a decision was taken that the two groups should come together and that their group should join our group because their group was smaller. And I am using "smaller" just in that sense because I don't know the numbers. But because their group was said to be smaller I have to say that it was less than 168.

Dr Fahnbulleh did not agree. In fact, we had not sat to discuss this. He and I did not meet while we were there. And so, the group broke up.

Two persons that were attached to his group decided that they would not leave. They would join the NPFL. The two - one was, and I am saying was, because he is deceased, was called Putu, that's P-U-T-U, Putu Major, that's M-A-J-O-R. The second is Paul Nimely, who is presently in Liberia - decided that they would join us and this is what brought the total up to now, instead of - we've been using the total of 168 in terms of the final number, but it was 166 plus two that led to the 168. So I've used in 168 in looking at the total NPFL at the time, but I think it's appropriate now that we explained that it grew to 168 as a result of these two that were connected to Dr Fahnbulleh joining the NPFL instead of leaving the training programme.

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