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British frigate to back Kabbah’s government

H.M.S. Norfolk, a Royal Navy frigate, is heading for Freetown in support of the democratically elected government of Sierra Leone, Reuters reported yesterday. “How we are going to do that is really my business,” Brigadier David Richards, the commander of the British forces aboard the frigate, told Reuters in Dakar, the Senegalese capital. The agency said the Norfolk carried a Lynx helicopter and a 181-man “reconnaissance and liaison team”. It would next go to Conakry, the Guinean capital, near Sierra Leone.


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