President of The Gambia tells rebels to surrender

The President of the tiny West African state of The Gambia, Sir Dawda Jawara, called on Marxist rebels to surrender, saying their attempted coup had been crushed with the help of Senegalese troops. But the rebels still held control of the state radio and held hostages, including members of Sir Dawda's family and government, and continued to broadcast threats to execute them. The takeover was staged while Sir Dawd a was in London for the royal wedding.

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