Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ivorian accused rival forces have started fighting

Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire (Frei), followers of Alassane Ouattara, and Defence and Security Forces in the country (FDS), loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, accused each other of having started several fights in various locations Ivorian. According to sources close to the SDS, Ouattara's followers attacked their positions in the towns of Duékoué, in western Ivory Coast, Daloa, in the Midwest, and Bondoukou in the east.

The Frei said they had taken control of the city of Duékoué, a key point on the way to Liberia and Guinea, as well as the Ivorian capital, Yamoussoukro and San Pedro, the second largest port in the country and first in the world export of cocoa. For their part, accused the SDS Frei attacking their positions in Vavoua, a town located 45 kilometers from Daloa, and Bouna, in the vicinity of Bondoukou, but say they have rejected such attacks.

Ivory Coast is on the brink of civil war after Gbagbo was elected president in 2000 for five years and has extended its mandate five due to the Ivorian conflict from 2002 to 2007, did not accept its defeat in elections Ouattara presidential last November. According to the latest UN figures, 462 people have been killed since the middle of last December, when the fighting began between supporters of both presidential candidates.

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