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Ivory Coast: Heavy combat in Abidjan

Blog Abidjan, Cote D'ivoire - 04 April 2011

[Photo : r.mielcarek - United Nations patrol in Abidjan, December 2010]

IVORY COAST - Fighting in Abidjan has intensified, with heavy gunfire heard across the city. After three days of combat, pro-Ouattara commanders insist the city will fall soon.

On April 3 French forces took control of the Abidjan airport to aid the evacuation of French civilians. The French military has announced that nearly 300 soldiers were involved.

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