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Mobs Loot, Burn in Ivory Coast Cities

Machete-waving mobs looted and burned in Ivory Coast’s largest cities Sunday, laying siege to a French military base and searching house to house for French families after a day of ground and air clashes between forces of France and its former colony. Ivory Coast — its tiny air force destroyed and its airports taken by the French in retaliation for a deadly airstrike on a French peacekeeping position — reluctantly said Sunday it was willing to cease fire and that it was pulling back troops. The move aims to restore a cease-fire with rebels controlling the north that was in place for more than a year until government forces broke it on Thursday. Full Story

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