Another war in the Ivory Coast.

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Africa
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UN and French helicopters attack Ivorian presidential residence as rights watchdog accuses Ouattara forces of abuses.

United Nations and French helicopters have fired rockets on the residence of Laurent Gbagbo, Cote d’Ivoire’s incumbent president, in Abidjan.

Haru Mutasa, Al Jazeera’s correspondent in Abidjan, said five helicopters were used in the attack on Sunday and that they flew from a French airbase.

After flying to the Cocody area, where the presidential residence is located, they fired their rockets and returned to the airbase to reload. The process was then repeated.

Two residents from nearby neighborhoods saw two UN Mi-24 attack helicopters and a French helicopter open fire on the residence, the Associated Press news agency reported.

Read more here:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/04/201141014275630213.html

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