Ouattara camp says forces take Ivorian state TV

ABIDJAN - Forces loyal to AlassaneOuattara have taken control of Ivory Coast's state television, aspokesman for Ouattara's government said on Thursday.

Patrick Achi, the spokesman, also said that Laurent Gbagbo,Ouattara's rival who has refused to cede power, has shown nosigns of giving up despite a swift rebel advance on Abidjan andheavy fighting between forces loyal to each.

RTI, the state broadcaster, went off air earlier in theevening after hours of heavy fighting near the station'sheadquarters in the Abidjan neighborhood of Cocody.

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