Saturday, November 06, 2004
Ivorian Planes Hit French; 8 Killed.
Nov 6, 2004 — ABIDJAN (al-Reuters) - French forces in Ivory Coast destroyed two Ivorian warplanes on Saturday after they hit a French target in the rebel-held town of Bouake, killing eight French soldiers, a United Nations official said.
"Military sources from the U.N. said that two Sukhoi (warplanes) belonging to the Ivorian army have just been destroyed by the French after these aircraft targeted and hit a French target," said Jean-Victor Nkolo, spokesman for the U.N. mission in Ivory Coast.
"Eight were killed and 23 wounded. All were French military," he said.