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

Oh, tremendous. By about the first month, which we are now moving into, January, there are, like I mentioned, thousands of ordinary Liberians coming in, volunteering to fight. So I would say within that month of January we could have had as many - and I do not want to exaggerate. I would say as many as 7 to 10,000 volunteers that had come from Nimba County. Others had been walking from Bong County. We had two training bases that had to be opened immediately. There was not even any place for them to sleep in, because this is the rainforest region. They, being trained as guerrillas, had to sleep in the forest areas where - so it was just a large, large, large group.

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