Salif Sadio, a hardline leader of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), had fled to Guinea Bissau after coming under attack from rival rebel factions at home.
The fighting in April, when Sadio
was pushed back into Senegal, was the heaviest for years.His
forces laid landmines to stave off artillery and infantry attacks by Guinea Bissau's army
, forced more than 5,000 people from their homes, aid workers said at the time.