Ivory Coast rebels take the city of Man
Rebels took the largest city in Ivory Coast's cocoa-rich west on Thursday after a day and night of fighting, rebels, residents of the city and Western military sources said.
According to AP, residents said rebels patrolling the city of Man at daylight Thursday, after the last government troops fled.
Locals in Man, a city of 135,000, said the rebels were Liberians, speaking only English. "The fighting went all night," said one man reached by telephone at his home in the center of Man, "The only soldiers in town are rebels. There are no loyalists." (Albawaba.com)
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