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Strongman Gbagbo's Arrest Ends Ivory Coast Standoff

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Strongman Gbagbo's Arrest Ends Ivory Coast Standoff

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Strongman Gbagbo's Arrest Ends Ivory Coast Standoff

Strongman Gbagbo's Arrest Ends Ivory Coast Standoff

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A standoff ended Monday in Ivory Coast as longtime President Laurent Gbagbo was captured by fighters backing the country's democratically elected leader, Alassane Ouattara. The West African nation has been embattled for months; a disputed presidential election in November led to brutal fighting and a humanitarian crisis.

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