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Liberia accused by Ivorian army

Liberian Government troops have been accused of fighting alongside rebels in the Ivory Coast by the army. For a third day running government-held positions have come under attack in the western town of Toulepleu close to the border with Liberia. But Liberia has denied the Ivorian army’s allegations. The latest round of hostilities has serious implications for the peace talks which are coming to an end in Paris. It also appears to confirm fears that the four-month-old conflict in the Ivory Coast will increasingly involve neighbouring countries in the region. President Laurent Gbagbo is expected in the French capital late on Thursday afternoon, where he is due to hold talks with French President Jacques Chirac on Friday. Full Story

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