Monday, April 11, 2011

Ouattara called for the UN to neutralize 'heavy weapons' of Gbagbo

.- The Ivorian president recognized by the international community, Alassane Ouattara, said late Sunday he asked United Nations to act to neutralize the heavy weapons "of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo. "The operation aims to ensure permanent protection of the civilian population, normalization of life in Abidjan and the resumption of activities throughout the national territory," Ouattara said in a statement.

A third missile barrage of shots against Gbagbo's residence occurred shortly before 23:00 (local and GMT). The operation, which also targets the presidential palace and military camps, began shortly before 17:00, said sources close to the deal.

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