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Ivorian leader 'down to 1,000 troops'

7 April 2011 Last updated at 23:07 BST

Besieged Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has fewer than 1,000 troops left in the main city of Abidjan, French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet says.

He estimates 200 of these fighters are at the presidential residence, where the strongman refuses to stand down.

Andrew Harding reports.