Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
Capital: Freetown

Sierra Leone Civil War 1991-2002
A South African mercenary company called Executive Outcomes trained Sierra Leone government personnel and operated Mi-24 attack helicopters during the Civil War. Disbanded in 1999?

RUF leader, Foday Sankoh, was captured by government forces in 2003. He died later that year in government custody supposedly of a stroke.
The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) guerrillas were allegedly backed by Libya initially.

Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces

Air Wing

Whether the aircraft are operable or not is questionable.

MFI-17 Mushshak trainer/light attack aircraft (2)?
Mi-24 attack helicopters (3)?
Mi-8 transport helicopter (1)?

Maritime Wing
500 personnel
Fast Attack Craft, Type 62 (7)
Landing Ship, Utility (3)

8,500 personnel?

Two T-72 tanks were believed to have been purchased from the Ukraine during the civil war and supposedly operated by Executive Outcomes. Still operational?

L85? (SA80 assault rifles?)

Type 69 anti-tank rocket launchers
Carl Gustav anti-tank rocket launchers

RPK machine guns
RPD machine guns
FN FAL assault rifles

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