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

Well, according to the seven combatants - former combatants - that I interviewed they noted a number of commanders. Our research did not intend to identify the chain of command in that operation. Of the seven ex-combatants that I interviewed all but one I believe of them noted and characterised it as a joint operation, which suggested a fair amount of co-ordination between Liberian pro-government and Sierra Leonean rebel groups. Nearly all of them, if not all, identified punishing Guinea for their involvement as I mentioned in supporting Liberian rebel groups as the motive for that attack. There were a number of commanders that were mentioned, including - I don't know if I should name them? They are in my report.

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