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Ivory Coast: Ouattara forces storm Gbagbo bunker

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Ivory Coast: Ouattara forces storm Gbagbo bunker


Forces loyal to Ivory Coast’s presidential claimant say they have stormed the bunker where incumbent Laurent Gbagbo has taken refuge.

Gbagbo is not thought to have been seized yet but a spokeswoman for his rival Alassane Ouattara said troops were in the building in Abidjan and the process was underway.

Gbagbo has refused to step down since a November election which UN-certified results show was won by Ouattara.

Over the past week, forces loyal to Ouattara have launched a major assault on Gbagbo’s last strongholds in Abidjan, driving home their campaign to oust him.

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