US urges UN, France to protect ICoast civilians

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The United States on Friday urged UN and French forces in the Ivory Coast to "take all possible steps" to protect civilians and prevent looting.

Mark Toner, a State Department spokesman, said the United States also urged "UN forces there as well as French forces to take all possible steps and measures to protect civiians and stop any looting that might occur."

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