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Operation under way to 're-establish order' in Ivory Coast - army chief
May 14, 2017 / 6:01 PM / 3 months ago

Operation under way to 're-establish order' in Ivory Coast - army chief

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has launched a military operation "to re-establish order" on the third day of a nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments, the Military Chief of Staff General Sekou Toure said in a statement on Sunday.

"These acts of an extreme seriousness are contrary to the mission of protection assigned to the armed forces. As a result, a military operation is under way to re-establish order," the statement said.

Reporting by Joe Bavier; Editing by Louise Ireland

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