A spokesman for Alassane Ouattara, Patrick Achi told the BBC that Outtara's forces have control of Laurent Gbagbo's official residence. He is apparently holed up in a bunker negotiating his departure. Meanwhile, France has defended its peacekeeping mission in the country as helicopters belonging to France carried out airstrikes in Abidjan. In appears that the civil war has ended in the country, but the future is still uncertain. For more we hear from Veronique Edwards with the BBC African Service and Steve Erlanger, The New York Times Paris bureau chief.