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Ivorian rebels claim capture of another town

• Reuters

Ivory Coast rebels said they captured the western town of Toulepleu from forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo, but Mr Gbagbo's military said fighting continued.

A post-election stand-off between the incumbent leader and his rival, Alassane Ouattara, has led the northern rebels to push south in the heaviest fighting since they tried to topple Mr Gbagbo in a 2002-2003 civil war. They took two smaller towns a week ago.