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Ivorian air strike on rebel zone

The Ivory Coast army has attacked rebel forces for the first time in almost a year, casting new doubts on the fragile peace process. A rebel commander said that 12 people had been lightly wounded, but the authorities said more than 20 people were killed, most of them rebels. Rebels accused President Laurent Gabgo of trying to go to war. The army said the strike was in retaliation for an earlier attack on its positions by a “renegade group”. Ivory Coast has been split in two since September 2002and a power-sharing government appears shaky after Mr Gbagbo sacked rebel ministers. Full Story

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