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

At this point there were two rebel groups fighting against the Charles Taylor government at that time and they had the LURD rebels, which was also an acronym, LURD, they crossed in from Guinea and they were closing in on Monrovia from the Tubmanburg, the Bomi Hill Highway and at that time Sam Bockarie was talking to us that these LURD rebels had also captured Ganta from Guinea into Liberia and also they had another rebel group which was also fighting against Charles Taylor's government at that time from the Ivory Coast. They called them the MODEL, which was also an acronym for their movement. I don't really know the actual name, but it was commonly known as MODEL. It was an acronym. They had already crossed in that Nimba County area fighting. So he said he had been called upon for us to go and help with the situation.

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