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ICRC reports horrible massacre, 800 killed, in western #IvoryCoast city of Duekoue. Must still investigate details.

GENEVA - 'AT LEAST 800 people' have been killed during fighting for control of Ivory Coast's western city of Duekoue, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. 'At least 800 people were killed in Duekoue on Tuesday,' an ICRC spokesman in Geneva, Dorothea Krimitsas, told AFP, adding that information on the death toll had been gathered by Red Cross representatives who visited the area on Thursday and Friday. 'There is no doubt that something on a large scale took place in this city, on which the ICRC is continuing to gather information,' she said, adding that Red Cross representatives had 'themselves seen a very large number of bodies'. -- AFP

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