French forces seize Gbagbo

2011-04-11 13:39

Paris – French special forces have detained Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo and handed him to leaders of the rebel opposition, after French tanks forced their way into his residence, a Gbagbo adviser in France said.

“Gbagbo has been arrested by French special forces in his residence and has been handed over to the rebel leaders,” adviser Toussaint Alain told Reuters.

A French foreign ministry source could not immediately confirm that French forces had detained Gbagbo. “We have no evidence that can confirm that,” the source said.

Earlier on Monday a column of more than 30 armoured vehicles advanced towards Gbagbo’s residence in Abidjan, a witness told Reuters, and Alain said they had penetrated the building.

“It’s French forces taking in the rebels,” he said. “French special forces are inside the residence.”

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