RUF commanders have fought the government with guns bought with diamonds, brought from Liberia, or captured from their enemies. They do not have to rely on the goodwill of local inhabitants. … The RUF bases its political power on control over diamonds.
Research Article| May 01 2001
The Failure of Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone
Current History (2001) 100 (646): 219–225.
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William Reno; The Failure of Peacekeeping in Sierra Leone. Current History 1 May 2001; 100 (646): 219–225. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.100.646.219
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