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UK troops help with evacuation

Britain has sent troops to prepare for an imminent evacuation of the country’s nationals from violence-torn Ivory Coast, defence secretary Geoff Hoon said in a statement on Thursday. A company from the Royal Gurkha Regiment is “pre-positioning” in Ghana, neighbouring Ivory Coast, and will support the evacuation, Hoon said. A military reconnaissance team was sent to Ivory Coast earlier in the week to assess whether an evacuation was needed, Hoon said in a written statement to parliament. Full Story

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