1,900 foreigners under French protection in Abidjan: army

5th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

About 1,900 foreigners are under French military protection in Abidjan and 447 have already left Ivory Coast, fleeing fighting, the spokesman for French forces in the country said Monday.

"There are currently 1,900 foreign citizens at Port-Bouet (the French military base in Abidjan) and since Sunday 447 have already left," the spokesman for the French military force Licorne (Unicorn), Frederic Daguillon, told AFP.

The foreigners have been taken to the Senegalese capital Dakar and Togo's capital Lome.

© 2011 AFP

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