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Video by Yuka ROYER

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-11-19

Madagascar's armed forces minister Lucien Rakotoarimasy confirmed on Friday that negotiations between the government and rebel forces are continuing. He also asked for an evacuation of the barracks housing the dissidents and surrounding area.

REUTERS - Madagascar’s armed forces minister Lucien Rakotoarimasy on Friday told families remaining in a barracks housing dissident army officers and people living nearby to leave the area on the outskirts of the capital.

Rebel officers have been holed up in the barracks near the international airport since Wednesday, when they said they planned to topple the government and set up a military council to run the Indian Ocean island.
 
Rakotoarimasy told Reuters that negotiations with the dissident officers were continuing and he wanted to avoid any confrontation between fellow soldiers.

Date created : 2010-11-19

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