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French Troops, Armored Vehicles Take Control of Ivory Coast Airport

Heavily armed French forces in armored vehicles and helicopters took control of Ivory Coast’s international airport Friday, after thousands of rock-throwing demonstrators attacked fleeing French citizens. Members of the mob — angry over concessions in a a French-brokered peace deal for the West African nation — had invaded the airport, storming the tarmac and taunting French passengers trying to escape the troubled former French colony. At least two French soldiers were injured by rocks, one seriously, French military spokesman Lt. Col. Philippe Perret said. Rioters terrorized passengers, stealing suitcases and handbags, Perret said. Full Story

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