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Siege of Freetown
|Battle of Freetown|
|Part of Sierra Leone Civil War|
Map of Sierra Leone
| Sierra Leone Army
Nigerian-led ECOMOG forces
| Revolutionary United Front
Armed Forces Revolutionary Council
|Commanders and leaders|
| Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
| Foday Sankoh
Johnny Paul Koroma
The Siege of Freetown was a battle during the Sierra Leone Civil War. It began when Johnny Paul Koroma took over the power from Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and began a dictatorship. In response, ECOMOG troops, led by Nigeria, helped the Sierra Leone Army to attack and remove Koroma from power and Kabbah was elected back in post. In revenge, Koroma's allies, the RUF, assaulted the city but were forced to retreat.
The battle was portrayed in the film Blood Diamond.
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