Chad army says 5 authorities troopers have been additionally killed because it put down an armed revolt within the nation’s northwest.
The Chadian military mentioned on Monday it had killed 300 rebels who waged a significant incursion into the north of the nation eight days in the past, including that it had misplaced 5 of its troopers.
A closely armed insurgent group launched a raid from its rear base in Libya on April 11, the identical day as Chad’s presidential election that’s anticipated to see the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno poised to increase his 30-year rule.
The raid by the Entrance for Change and Harmony in Chad (FACT) noticed “greater than 300 rebels neutralised” and claimed the lives of “5 martyrs” or authorities troops, military spokesman Basic Azem Bermandoa Agouna informed AFP on Monday.
Bermandoa mentioned 36 troopers had been wounded in Saturday’s combating and 150 rebels taken prisoner, together with three senior officers.
The federal government has mentioned that the insurgent offensive within the provinces of Tibesti and Kanem was over.
Deby, who seized energy in 1990 as the top of an armed revolt, is a staunch ally of France and the USA within the combat towards armed teams within the arid Sahel area.
One in every of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, Deby has efficiently put down a string of rebellions since taking energy, typically with army help from France.