The United Nations hopes to send between 1,000 and 2,000 more peacekeepers to Ivory Coast in the next few days as at least seven more people were killed in ethnic clashes, UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said on Wednesday.
REUTERS - The United Nations said on Wednesday it will ask the Security Council to approve up to 2,000 additional peacekeepers for Ivory Coast to help protect the man it says is the west African nation's new president.
"I expressed my intention to request more troops and I expect to formalize it in the coming days," Alain Le Roy, the U.N. undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, told Reuters in an interview after addressing a closed-door meeting of the U.N. Security Council.
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Date created : 2011-01-05