Côte d'Ivoire

Interview - Joint patrols needed to secure Ivory Coast

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  • Mixed patrols would deter forces from looting

  • More U.N., Licorne joint patrols expected

  • Pro-Gbagbo militias encouraged to disarm

By Ange Aboa

ABIDJAN, April 18 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's newly-formed military is not ready to conduct security patrols without U.N. and French help as soldiers might be prone to looting on their own, a top Ivorian commander said on Monday.

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