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Gambian President agreed to leave office peacefully after military intervention
11:14, 21 January 2017
Gambian President agreed to leave office peacefully after military intervention

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh agreed to follow the ultimatum of Senegal, which entered the country to force longtime leader to step down

11:14, 21 January 2017

Reuters

Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh agreed to hand over power to the elected leader Adama Barrow and go into exile, Reuters reported.

This was claimed by Advisor to Barrow - Mai Ahmad Fatty.

Previously, the Senegalese army and the forces of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended military operations in Gambia to allow Yahya Jammeh peacefully transfer power to Adama Barrow.

Barrow was sworn in on January 19 in Senegal for security reasons. Prior to this, he was supported by the United Nations, which unanimously adopted resolution on the legitimacy of the results of the election held in Gambia by all 15 members.

It was earlier reported that Senegalese troops invaded Gambia to establish the rule of Adam Barrow, who won the presidential election, after the refusal of the old president to leave office after the expiration of his term. Combat operations were launched in the framework of "Operation on Restoring Democracy". Later, Senegal has suspended strikes against Gambia and gave the president of the country less than a day to transfer power.

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