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Vol 50 No 10

Published 15th May 2009


Tactical defeat

The Chadian rebel offensive began straight after the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie had tried to break the stalemate in talks between President Idriss Déby and his civilian opposition on 30 April, and after yet another peace deal between Chad and Sudan, in Qatar on 3 May. The rebels were better organised than last year and better equipped by Khartoum: the four initial columns consisted of fighters from all groups in the Union des Forces de la Résistance; the chain of command was respected.

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