French quagmire: Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's military killed eight French soldiers in a bombing raid on the rebel-held stronghold of Bouake on Saturday and opened fire on troops from the former colonial power in the main city of Abidjan.

French President Jacques Chirac ordered the West African country's warplanes involved in violating a cease-fire to be destroyed after the assault on Bouake in which 23 French soldiers were injured.

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