Ivory Coast

France Fires on Gbagbo’s Palace

Libya isn't the only place France is intervening. French helicopters fired rockets at the Ivory Coast's incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, witnesses say, after Gbagbo's forces reportedly fired on the French ambassador's residence. Meanwhile, the United Nations peacekeeping head Alain Le Roy said Gbagbo used the calm of Tuesday's peace talks as a “trick” to regain ground and strengthen their positions in their fight against U.N.-recognized President Alassane Ouattara. As fighting continues in the capital, the U.N. says it has found more than 100 bodies in the west of the country, apparently victims of further ethnic violence by both sides. A week ago, several hundred bodies were found in the town of Duekoue.