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Fierce battle in Ivory Coast city of Abidjan

There is heavy fighting in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, between forces loyal to the UN-recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, and supporters of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo.

Witnesses have reported hearing intense gunfire near Mr Gbagbo's residence, while Mr Ouattara's supporters say they have taken control of state television.

The BBC's Daniel Griffiths reports.

  • 01 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa
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