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The US deployed a detachment of troops to protect its embassy after mortar shells landed near the compound. Crowds have demonstrated outside the building shouting "We want peace".

Washington is backing a West African peacekeeping mission and wants a multinational force set up under a UN mandate to restore long term peace.

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