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UN Security Council condemns presence of foreign forces

The UN Security Council has condemned the participation of foreign forces in Sierra Leone’s war and expressed concern about the organised delivery of large quantity of arms reaching rebels, news agencies reported yesterday.

A statement read to reporters after the UN secretariat briefed the council called on all countries to abide by the UN arms embargo against he rebels and against neighbouring Liberia. Diplomats in Freetown told IRIN that it was a well known fact that the source of weapons deliveries to the rebels was Liberia.

The Liberian government has consistently denied any involvement in Sierra Leone’s war, closed its border and deployed troops along the frontier.

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