Disarmament Complete in Sierra Leone’s Kono District

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(Rapaport…August 20, 2001) Disarmament in Sierra Leone’s Kono district has concluded, according to the UN, after 3,623 Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels and 2,011 pro-government militia fighters turned in their weapons on August 17. Sixteen thousand soldiers have surrendered arms since the process began in mid-May.

Nationwide disarmament is expected to continue into November.

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