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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:38 AM
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Ivory Coast: French forces take over Abidjan airport
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Source: BBC News

A French military spokesman told the BBC there was a security vacuum as forces formerly loyal to incumbent Laurent Gbagbo changed sides.

Fighting continues between Mr Gbagbo's troops and supporters of his rival, UN-recognised President Alassane Ouattara.

The city's pro-Gbagbo TV station called for people to mobilise against the French '"occupation".

Mr Ouattara's forces are reported to be planning a further advance towards the presidential palace and have imposed a curfew on the city.

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Hmmm. It appears someone is doing something there. I hope it will be enough and I hope it will be carried through.

At it's core, this is a French fight, I don't have a problem with U.S. logistical support , maybe even some air strikes. The people of Ivory Coast deserve the help.
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