February 19, 1995 in Nation/World

Government Reports Victory Over Rebels

Compiled From Wire Services

Government troops killed 23 rebels during a six-hour battle in the southern town of Tihun, government radio said Saturday.

It quoted army commander Lt. Col. Tom Carew as saying Thursday’s battle began when the rebel Revolutionary United Front tried to recapture Tihun.

The military government of this west African nation is on the offensive against rebel bases, despite the efforts of foreign envoys to end the 1991 war.

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