LIBERIA: SLAUGHTER IN THE STREETS

AS LIBERIA DESCENDS INTO MURDEROUS ANARCHY, THE U.S. RESCUES ITS OWN

Relief workers stationed in Liberia are accustomed to their share of danger, but last week even they had seen enough. As the capital, Monrovia, was engulfed in the worst round of terror in six years, relief workers huddled around two-way radios waiting for news of an evacuation. During lulls in the shooting, those who could made their way to the U.S. embassy. On Tuesday the first U.S. MH-53 helicopter finally appeared over the horizon. "Soldiers threatened to rape our children," said Brian Johnson of World Relief after touching down in neighboring Sierra Leone. "I feel very good to be out."

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