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Residents Report Fighting Near Ivory Coast Presidential Palace

Voice of America

Smoke rises from the city center of Abidjan, Mar 31 2011

Photo: Reuters

Smoke rises from the city center of Abidjan, Mar 31 2011

Residents in Ivory Coast‘s main city of Abidjan say heavy fighting has broken out near the presidential palace, as fighters opposed to incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo move through the city.

Rebels backing the country’s internationally recognized president, Alassane Ouattara, are also reported to be involved in fighting near the headquarters of the state-run television.  Reuters news agency says the state television has gone off the air. Continue reading

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