Sunday, January 02, 2011

'UN Troops Fire on Ivorian Civilians'

Incumbent Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo has accused UN peacekeeping forces in his country of targeting civilians, calling on them to leave the West African country.

"It is not the role of UN forces to shoot people, nor is it their role to fight a war," Gbagbo said on state-run RTI television on Saturday.

"It is not normal that UN forces would open fire on civilians. This is why I ask them to leave," he added.

The embattled self-declared Ivorian president also called for 900 French troops, who back up the 9,000 UN forces, to leave the country.'


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