France sends extra 150 soldiers to Ivory Coast

PARIS (Reuters) – France is sending an extra 150 soldiers from Gabon to Ivory Coast to help protect civilians, a spokesman for the armed forces said on Monday.

The soldiers’ deployment brings the number of French troops in Ivory Coast to 1,650, said Thierry Burkhard.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; editing by Ralph Boulton)

France sends extra 150 soldiers to Ivory Coast