Gbagbo residence hit ‘50 times’

2011-04-05 12:21

Abidjan, Ivory Coast – A spokesperson for Ivory Coast’s entrenched leader Laurent Gbagbo says his home has been hit at least 50 times by a United Nations Mi-24 helicopter.

Spokesperson Don Ahou Mello also confirmed today that a major military camp had been destroyed during yesterday’s attack.

Mello said that Gbagbo “is still in Abidjan” but refused to speculate on whether he was considering resigning.

Fighting raged again today at the Akban military base, which had been targeted by French and UN forces.

The international force launched the Monday assault after attempts to coax Gbagbo to leave peacefully had been exhausted.

A UN Security Council resolution authorized them to take out Gbagbo’s arsenal, which had been used to attack civilians. 

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