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  Liberia
How the fighting started
Who are the rebels?
Why is the US getting involved?
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Facts about Liberia

 
Fighters in Liberia Why is the US getting involved?
Liberia was founded by freed American slaves and the two countries have kept close ties.

The United Nations boss Kofi Annan and West African leaders urged the US to lead the peacekeeping force.

But President Bush has said that US troops are only be there to help the African peacekeepers.


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