Ivorian Crisis: Ouattara forces now on offensive

Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - Forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, recognised by the international community as president of Cote d'Ivoire, have gone on the offensive in several areas in the country and are said to be advancing towards the capital, Abidjan, according to official sources here Tuesday.

According to the sources, the clashes between forces loyal to the outgoing President, Laurent Gbagbo, and those loyal to Ouattara have taken a new turn for the worst.

After occupying some cities in the west of the country, Ouattara forces Monday opened the north-eastern front when they stormed Bondoukou.

"In fact, when the people arrived they found no opposition because the Gbagbo soldiers have taken to their heels and Ouattara troops did not fire a sing bullet in taking the city," Bondoukou.
inhabitants told PANA.

Ouattara troops also stormed the central-west town of Daloa Tuesday and are advancing without any opposition to the town of Abengourou, some 300 kms from Abidjan.
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29 march 2011 17:46:11

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