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Ivory Coast rebel chief 'executed'

The leader of one of Ivory Coast’s three rebel groups, Felix Doh, has been captured and executed, in what appears to be a battle between rebels and fighters from neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone. Antoine Beugre, a spokesman for the Ivorian Popular Movement, said yesterday that unidentified gunmen had abducted and killed the group’s leader, probably last Friday, near the town of Gbinta. Doh, whose real name was N’dri N’guessan Saint Clair, emerged as a regional powerbroker when his group became the third rebel force to launch an insurgency against the government late last year. Peacekeepers from France and other African countries have monitored a shaky truce and power-sharing deal between Ivory Coast’s government and the rebels, who control the west and north, but rivalries have surfaced between the rebels and freelance militias from across the border. Full Story

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