NAGs Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

Year Formed: 1991
Year Terminated: 2001

Target States:
Sierra Leone

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership

External Supporters:

Libya, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Liberia , Ukraine

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 344

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1384


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