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What went wrong in Côte d'Ivoire? [Video]

Grand Bassam on March 13
Grand Bassam on March 13 REUTERS/Luc Gnago

With West Africa – and France – still reeling from last week’s bloody attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort outside Côte d'Ivoire's the political situation in the region is growing increasingly unstable.


General Dominique Trinquand is a military specialist, and former military envoy at NATO and the EU, as well as permanent military representative at the United Nations in recent times.

General Dominique Trinquand on Paris Live PM

In an interview Tuesday we asked him about the security situation in the Sahel and West Africa in the wake of the attacks just outside Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital, Abidjan.

The attack has been claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and left 15 civilians dead, including three special forces troops.

In all 33 people were reported injured 26 of whom are still in hospital.

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