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Operation No Living Thing

In January 1999, a combined rebel force invaded the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

Thousands were killed.

In January 1999, a combined rebel force invaded the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

Despite the presence of a Nigerian-led intervention force, the rebels took much of the city.

Thousands were killed.

We talk to a former rebel soldier who was there. Some listeners may find his account disturbing.

Photo: Nigerian ECOMOG troops in Freetown Jan 1999 AFP/Getty Images

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