Jungle Fire Militia/Unit (Liberia)

Country: Liberia
Details of Formation: The group was named only in 2003 but might have likely existed prior to that.
Details of Termination: The group ceased to be pro-government with the resignation of Taylor in August 2003. It disarmed as part of UNMIL disarmament programme in 2004. Militiamen were given $300 to hand in their weapons.
Purpose: --
Organisation: --
Weapons and Training: According to reports, the weapons that were used included RPDs, AK-47s, submachine guns and automatic weapons. Members were trained by the army.
Size: --
Reason for Membership: --
Treatment of Civilians: Based on one report, members abused civilians by beating and kicking them and taking their food.
Other Information: Child soldiers were given T-shirts with the name of the unit on the front and the division on the back.
References: Human Rights Watch. 2004. “How to Fight, How to Kill: Child Soldiers in Liberia”. February 2004 Vol. 16, No. 2 (A)