Daily life was resuming Thursday morning in the opposition stronghold neighborhood of Abidjan, which has seen deadly clashes between security forces and residents in the past two days. The head of the army warned Wednesday that his troops reserve the right to retaliate, raising concerns about more violence amid Ivory Coast's political crisis, according to AP.
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Local residents walk past the burnt shell of a car, in the Abobo neighborhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.
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An Ivorian soldier gestures as he stands guard at a checkpoint on a street in the Abobo area of Abidjan on January 13, 2011. Forces loyal to Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo eased a blockade on Thursday around the scene of clashes between rival political camps in Abidjan after a night of calm under curfew, witnesses said.