Rebels turned their backs on President Samuel K. Doe's troops and prepared to fight each other, a source close to guerrilla leader Prince Johnson said. Diplomats said the rivalry between Johnson and his foe, Charles Taylor, could prolong this West African nation's 7-month-old civil war for weeks. Johnson's fighters withdrew from key positions they have occupied in central Monrovia, leaving the capital open to renewed occupation by Doe's soldiers.
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