UN and French helicopters pounded the residence overnight with missiles and heavy caliber weapons. French troops mounted an assault and have apparently turned Gbagbo over to forces loyal to legitimate President Alassane Outtara.
The Special Representative for the Secretary General in Liberia Ellen Margrethe Loj briefed the Security Council today. Then, I spoke with her about the situation over the border in Ivory Coast. Her message was clear: the violence over the border in Cote D’Ivoire is posing a very serious threat to the stability of Liberia.