Ivory Coast - FAFN rebels walking past the French Foreign Legion, by Jonathan Alpeyrie 2008

Ivory Coast Special Forces Mutiny in Adiaké

Ivory Coast Mutiny Spreads

Ivory Coast special forces have reportedly mutinied in the town of Adiaké, southeastern Ivory Coast, on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

According to sources, the mutiny began with special forces soldiers at Adiaké barracks firing their weapons into the air before leaving the base, fully armed, causing widespread panic in the town. Schools and businesses were reported to have been closed following the unrest.

A military source said that special forces in Adiaké were demanding a similar pay-off to the deal earlier brokered with mutineers in Bouaké and other parts of the Ivory Coast in January.

An Ivory Coast army spokesman confirmed the firing of weapons at the Adiaké barracks.

Photo: Ivory Coast – FAFN rebels walking past the French Foreign Legion, by Jonathan Alpeyrie 2008.

See also: SitRep: Ivory Coast Mutiny

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