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December 1989 Nimba County is invaded by rebel forces. The insurgency, led by Charles Taylor, opposes the government of Gen. Samuel Doe. January 1990 Troops are sent in to return Nimba county to government control. February 1990 As the civilian death toll climbs, sentiment rises against the violent tactics used by government troops. April 1990 Rebels capture key towns in Nimba County. Refugees continue to flow from the country into Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

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