Gbagbo surrenders: UN document

Abidjan – Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered and asked for United Nations protection, an internal UN document seen by Reuters said on Tuesday.

“…President Gbagbo has also surrendered and has asked UNOCI’s protection,” the document to UN staff said.

Gbagbo was negotiating his departure following a fierce assault by forces loyal to his presidential rival backed by UN and French helicopter air strikes.

Source: Iol.co.za, Reuters

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