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"Q. I want to turn now to a topic involving arms and
ammunition. Can you tell the Court generally, while you
were with the RUF, where you got the arms and ammunition
that you used from?
A. Well, first in 1991, after we had been trained, the
Liberians were mainly leading the war. The ammunition was
coming from Liberia. That was 1991, right up to --
"Q. For how long did the arms and ammunition continue to
come from Liberia?
A. From 1991 to '92."
"Q. When you say the arms and ammunition were coming from
Liberia, where, if you know, in Liberia were the arms and
ammunition coming from?
A. Well, I couldn't tell the part of the country where the
ammunition was coming from but the NPFL fighters who came
were the ones who brought the ammunition because at that
time, I was a junior man in the movement.
Q. And did the NPFL fighters tell you where they got the
"Q. Can I ask where the NPFL fighters came from?
A. It was Liberia.
Q. And where did the NPFL fighters get their arms and
A. Well, at that time I did not ask them where they got
their arms and ammunition but only that we got arms and
ammunition from the NPFL fighters.
Q. Earlier in your evidence, you did say that you got arms
and ammunition in 1991 to 1992 from Liberia. Do you
remember giving that evidence?
Q. How do you know that the arms and ammunition at that
time came from Liberia?
A. When we were in here, we were pushed to Liberia and we
went to Bomi. When Pa Sankoh and Mr Ghankay came and met
us and they issued materials to us to come and fight in
Sierra Leone, so by that I know it was Liberia, we were not
in any other country but in Liberia."
I want to pause there and ask you this, Mr Sesay: If I understand your evidence, there were two occasions when the RUF, or members of the RUF, were forced to retreat into Liberia, is that correct?