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A terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone; seeks to overthrow the government and gain control of the diamond producing regions; responsible for attacks on civilians and children, widespread torture and murder and using children to commit atrocities; sponsored by the president of Liberia.  Synonym: Revolutionary United Front.

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... civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (well over one-third of the population), many of whom are now refugees in neighboring countries. After several setbacks, ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

Words linked to "RUF" :   terrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, Republic of Sierra Leone, FTO, terrorism, Revolutionary United Front, terrorist act, Sierra Leone, act of terrorism

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