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'Fresh fighting' in Ivory Coast

Fresh fighting has reportedly broken out in the west of the Ivory Coast despite continuing discussions on a new power-sharing government for the country. The claims, from rebel and government officials, come shortly after neighbouring Liberia accused the Ivory Coast of employing Liberian mercenaries to carry out cross-border attacks. Felix Doh, head of the Ivorian Popular Movement of the Great West (Mpigo), accused the government on Saturday of killing more than 20 civilians in a helicopter gunship attack on the town of Binhouye, close to the Liberian border. He said that in response to the attack his rebel group would now go on the offensive. “Once helicopters start bombarding I think the ceasefire is over,” he told French news agency AFP. “I have given orders to take the offensive.” Full Story

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