Taylor has been charged with murder, rape and using child soldiers by the Special Court Of Sierra Leone. A former military commander of Taylor also accused him of forcing his soldiers to use cannibalism to terrorize his enemies.
The BBC reports:
Rumors of CIA ties were fueled in July 2009 when Mr Taylor himself told his trial, at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague, that US agents had helped him escape from a maximum security prison in Boston in 1985.
The CIA at the time denied such claims as “completely absurd”.
But now the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s spy arm, has disclosed that its agents – and those of the CIA – did later use Mr Taylor as an informant, the Globe reports.