|Battle of Freetown|
|Part of Sierra Leone Civil War|
Map of Sierra Leone
| 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 powerfrom 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 Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) began on 23 March 1991 when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government. The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country, and left over 50,000 dead.
Major Johnny Paul Koroma was the head of state of Sierra Leone from May 1997 to February 1998.
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The battle was portrayed in the film Blood Diamond .
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