GUECKEDOU, Guinea, March 1 (AFP) -
The Guinean army has recaptured the southeastern city of Gueckedou from
armed rebels, paving the way for the return of its inhabitants, military
officials said Thursday.
"We have restored the calm and now
everyone can live in peace and quiet," Chief of Staff of the Guinean
Army, Kerfala Camara, told reporters in Gueckedou.
"From now on, anyone who brings
weapons into Gueckedou will not leave alive," he added.
Most of city's population of about 97,000
fled fighting in January, finding refuge in surrounding villages and cities.