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United Liberation Movement for Democracy - Kromah (ULIMO-K) (Liberia)

Name assigned by coder: no
PGM ID Number: 16
Country: Liberia
Date formed: Sept. 1, 1995
Details of Formation: This group was formed around 1989 at the outbreak of civil war as the United Liberation Movement for Democracy. It became known as ULIMO-K when one faction split, under the leadership of Johnson, and formed a seperate group ULIMO -J.
Date dissolved: Jan. 1, 1997
Details of Termination:
Successor group(s): none
Private Military Company? noinf
Government Relation: type1
Government Link(s): person/minister
Training and Equipment no information
Shared Information and Joint Operations no information
Shared personnel no information
Types of Material Support: plunder and loot
State Sponsor(s): none
Other Connection(s):
Membership: ethnic; adolescents
Location: north-western Lofa, parts of Bomi and Cape Mount
Force Strength: [unknown, unknown]
Target(s): civilians; rebels, insurgents, or other armed group
Purpose(s): self-defense and security
Other Information: ULIMO-K (ethnic Mandingo) can be considered pro-government when its leader became part of the interim transistional ruling council with 5 other warlords in august 1995. This group fought alongside National Patriotic Front of Lliberia against the ULIMO-J militia uprising (March/April 1996). The group (ULIMO) was initially formed in Sierra Leone in 1991. comprised former liberian government officials and army with allegiegiances to the former President Doe who was ousted by the 1989 coup. accused of using child soldiers