Sobel (Sierra Leone)

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Sobel (portmanteau of soldier + rebel) is a term which has been used within the politics of Sierra Leone to refer to members of the army of Sierra Leone who committed rebel attacks.[1]


  1. ^ Pham, John-Peter (2005). Child soldiers, adult interests: the global dimensions of the Sierra Leonean Tragedy, p. 94.
The term "Sobels", plural form of "sobel", is a mix of the words "soldiers" and "rebels"; used to describe a coup of rebels named RUF (Revolutionary United Front) and Sierra Leone's army who joined forces to over throw the democratic government