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UN fears Gbagbo supporters might attack Cote d'Ivoire from Liberia

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The UN says it fears that followers of the former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo could step up attacks from neighboring Liberia. In a report to the Security Council, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said more cross-border raids are being planned with the help of Liberian mercenaries. RFI discussed the issue with Abdon Bayetto, a spokesman for Gbagbo's party, the Popular Ivorian Front, better known as the FPI, its French acronym.