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    Loyalists Retake Center of Mauritanian Capital
    Mon June 9, 2003 08:33 AM ET
    NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (Reuters) - Loyalist forces retook the center of Mauritania's capital Monday from renegade troops who had tried to overthrow President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, witnesses said.
    "The loyalists are in control of the center and the presidential palace. The president's supporters have taken to the streets to celebrate," said Reuters reporter Ahmed Salem.
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