NAGs West Side Boys (WSB)

West Side Boys (WSB)

Year Formed: 1997
Year Terminated: 2000

Target States:
Sierra Leone

Ideational Characteristics:

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Demands for Policy Change

External Supporters:
Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 347

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1387


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