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Mass graves found in Ivory Coast

The UN’s Ivory Coast mission says three mass graves containing at least 99 bodies have been found near the northern rebel-held town of Korhogo. The town was the scene of fighting between rival factions in June. A UN statement said some of the dead had been shot, but it quoted witnesses as saying others had been suffocated. The discovery came two days after rebels who seized control of the north of the country in 2002 signed a deal to rejoin the government. The rebels stopped fighting the government 18 months ago but there have been clashes between rival factions in the north. Human rights groups say serious abuses have been continuing in both government- and rebel-held areas. Full Story

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