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Scoop Images: UNAMSIL The Calm Before the Storm

In the good old days - when UNAMSIL first arrived in Sierra Leone - it was a different story. Photos of the RUF talking to UNAMSIL - the peacekeeping force in Sierra Leone in early April. Source UN.

UNAMSIL military observers speak with RUF fighters.

UNAMSIL photo.
Kailahun, Sierra Leone, 12 April 2000

An ex-combatant voluntarily turns over his weapon to a UNAMSIL peacekeeper at a disarmament ceremony.

UNAMSIL photo.
Segbwema, eastern Sierra Leone, 10 April 2000

UN peacekeeper affixes an ID bracelet to the wrist of an ex-combatant to indicate that he has entered the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Programme.

UNAMSIL photo.
Segbwema, eastern Sierra Leone, 10 April 2000

RUF cadres before handing in their weapons at a disarmament ceremony in eastern Sierra Leone.

UNAMSIL photo.
Segbwema, eastern Sierra Leone, 10 April 2000

The Secretary-General's Special Representative, Oluyemi Adeniji (4th from left), UNAMSIL Force Commander Major General V.K. Jetley (3rd from left) and RUFP Chairman Foday Sankoh at a disarmament ceremony.

UNAMSIL photo.
Segbwema, eastern Sierra Leone, 10 April 2000

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