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Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo detained in Abidjan

Besieged Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo has been detained in the main city Abidjan and delivered to the headquarters of his elected successor.

He reportedly surrendered to Alassane Ouattara's forces after French tanks advanced on his residence.

France said pro-Ouattara troops had detained him, but an aide to Mr Gbagbo said it was French special forces.

Newly released pictures show Mr Gbagbo at Abidjan's Golf Hotel, where Mr Ouattara has his offices, as the BBC's Mark Doyle explains.

  • 11 Apr 2011
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