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Report: Ivory Coast army chief rejoins Gbagbo forces

ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast army chief General Philippe Mangou has left the residence of the South African ambassador in Abidjan and rejoined forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, a military source told Reuters on Sunday.
Mangou had sought refuge with his family at the residence Wednesday night as forces backing presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara seized large swathes of the country in their push to unseat Gbagbo who has refused to cede power.
"General Mangou come back to take up his duties at the head of the army today," the source close to Gbagbo's forces told Reuters.
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