Saturday, April 2, 2011

Red Cross: 800 killed in Ivory Coast town -

Red Cross: 800 killed in Ivory Coast town - "In an especially grisly chapter of Ivory Coast's four-month conflict, hundreds of people have been killed in the western cocoa-producing town of Duekoue.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said 800 people were shot to death. The United Nations puts the death toll so far at 330.
Guillaume Ngefa, the deputy human rights director at the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast, blamed 220 of the deaths on forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man recognized by the United Nations and other global powers as the rightful president of Ivory Coast. Ngefa said pro-Gbagbo forces killed 100 people.
The massacre occurred between Monday and Wednesday as Ouattara's Republican Forces led an offensive through the country to the commercial center of Abidjan, Ngefa said.
'We have evidence, we have pictures. This was retaliation,' he said, referring to Ouattara's forces."

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