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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Liberia Crisis Worsens

MONROVIA () -- Ghanaian and U.S. mediators held more talks on Friday with Krahn gunmen holed up in Liberia's main barracks but battles around town showed no sign of abating and the plight of the capital's civilians worsened.

Graffiti-sprayed vehicles piled with gunmen raced around the city. There was no immediate sign of a deployment of West African peacekeepers promised by the ruling Council of State.

More than 10,000 people have taken refuge at the Graystone compound near the U.S. embassy. Heavy overnight rain has turned much of it to marsh. Sanitary conditions are precarious.