NAGs Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD)

Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD)

Year Formed: 2000
Year Terminated: 2003

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership

External Supporters:

Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, USA

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 321

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1360


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“Slaughter in Liberia Claims Nine Lives ahead of Peace Troop Arrival.” The Irish Times. The Irish Times, Limited, 2 Aug. 2003. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.

Vick, Karl. “Liberians Pin Hopes on U.S. Troops; West Africans’ Efforts to Keep Peace In 14-Year Conflict Dogged by Failure.” The Washington Post. The Washington Post Company, 13 July 2003. Web. 2 Apr. 2014.