French army says it has not carried out air strikes this week in Chad


Reuters | Paris | Updated: 23-04-2021 14:25 IST | Created: 23-04-2021 14:25 IST
French army says it has not carried out air strikes this week in Chad
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The French army said on Friday it had not carried out any air strikes this week in Chad, whose President Idriss Deby was killed in battle with rebel forces.

Chadian rebels said on Friday that their command centre was bombed on Wednesday night in an attempt to kill their leader, as the nation gathered to pay homage to slain president Deby, who was killed on the frontline on Monday.

The violence in Chad has alarmed Western countries, which regarded Deby as an ally against militant Islamist groups.

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