Q. What was the change?
A. That was the time ULIMO took the border from us, 1992,
between us and NPFL, when they came from Lofa they
fortified the border." Line 21:
"A. That was the time the ULIMO forces came from Lofa and
they ensured that the entire border was fortified between
us and the NPFL. They captured right up to Robertsport.
From that time, the relationship had started cutting off
between us and the NPFL.
Q. What effect did that have on the arms and ammunition
that they - you had?
A. Well, that affected the movement greatly. The war was
not progressing because we were not having any other place
to get ammunition from, so it affected us greatly.
Q. What was it that affected the getting of the
ammunitions and the arms?
A. Well, at that time the enemy had cut off the supply
line between us and the NPFL, where we used to get our
ammunition to fight with. That was why the war was not
progressing, because we could not fight without the
logistics that so affected us immensely.
Q. What happened to the movement?
A. Well, the movement collapsed a little. We were just on
defensive. Our only offensive was to lay ambush and we
returned to our same base where we were, so that really
created a problem for us."
"Q. How long did that situation last?
A. It started in 1992 up to 1993. It stopped there and
then phase 2 started when we went and met with the leader
but from 1992 right up to 1996, the border between us and
NPFL was cut off. We had no relationship with them from
1992 right to 1996."
Now, pausing again, question one: Do you agree with what this witness was telling these judges, that from 1991 to 1992, the RUF were getting their arms and ammunition from the NPFL?