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

I repeat, no, no. I want to say something concerning this. I said no. The two armed groups, ULIMO first entered Gbarnga. LPC came. ULIMO took LPC to be the NPFL. LPC took ULIMO to be the NPFL. So these two units fought. They fought artillery war. It was not easy. The leader, Mr Taylor, told us that the two units have met and they were taking each other to be the NPFL. So NPFL should retreat to the rear and let them fight each other. So they fought each other for about a week before NPFL could come in. There were no civilians in Gbarnga during the time those two units were fighting. Before NPFL entered, there were no civilians in Gbarnga. So the NPFL never raped nor flogged any civilian.

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