West African military force enters Gambia presidential compound - witness

January 22, 2017 21:44

BANJUL - Soldiers from a West African regional force entered Gambia's presidential compound, State House, on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, in an operation launched to allow new President Adama Barrow to assume office.

Yahya Jammeh, who ruled Gambia for 22 years and refused to accept his defeat in an election last month, fled the country late on Saturday.

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