Ivory Coast army chief Mangou calls for ceasefire

ABIDJAN Tue Apr 5, 2011 1:30pm BST

Pro-Gbagbo soldiers patrol in the street around the presidential Palace, which is under their control, in Abidjan April 3, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Pro-Gbagbo soldiers patrol in the street around the presidential Palace, which is under their control, in Abidjan April 3, 2011.

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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - General Philippe Mangou, the military chief of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo, has called for a cease-fire from Tuesday following several days of heavy fighting in the main city Abidjan.

"We have called for a cease-fire from today," Mangou told Reuters by phone in Abidjan.

(Reporting by Ange Aboa, Writing by Bate Felix)

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