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    Gbagbo captured by rival's forces

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Cote d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo has surrendered to forces loyal to his presidential rival, Alassane Ouattara, in Abidjan, the UN says.

    Gbagbo's surrender brings to an end ten days of fierce fighting in Abidjan, the country's largest city, and comes after months of a bitter political crisis sparked by a disputed presidential poll in November.

    The incumbent leader was captured from a bunker in his presidential residence, after a raid by French forces.

    Al Jazeera's Emma Haywood reports.