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US says Chad rebels are advancing towards capital |  News |  D.W.

US says Chad rebels are advancing towards capital | News | D.W.

A spokesman for the Sadien Change and Concord Front (FACT) rebels said his militants had “liberated” the province of Ganem, 220 kilometers (136 miles) from the capital N’Djamena, but the government denied it. This report.

“Those who wrote these false statements are not even on the ground, but they are somewhere in Europe,” the government said in a statement on Facebook.

On Saturday (April 17), the US State Department ordered non-essential diplomats at the US embassy in Chad to leave Africa.

He ordered the families of American workers stationed there to leave the country.

Army soldiers from the Chat in N’Djamena (archive photo).

Armed groups

“Armed NGOs in northern Chad appear to be moving south to N’Zamena. As they are close to N’Zamena, non-essential government officials from the United States have ordered a commercial airline to leave Chad,” the department said.

The department has long warned Americans not to travel to Chad because of the unrest and presence of the jihadi group Boko Haram, and said any American who wants to go there now should do so.

The United Kingdom has also asked its citizens to leave the seat as soon as possible.

Chad Army

However, the Chadian army claimed that it had “completely destroyed” a column of rebels who had attacked the northern part of the country.

“The adventure of the Libyan mercenaries ended as announced. Congratulations to our brave security and security forces,” said Chad’s communications minister, Serif Mohamed Jean.

Military spokesman Azim Bermondova said they were looking for the last of the rebels.

The British government said on Saturday (17.04) that the Libyan rebels, the Sadien Change and Concord Front (FACT), were on their way to N’Zamena, 220 kilometers (137 miles) north of a city. Of capital.

Last Sunday (11.04), true rebels reported that “without resistance”, guards were captured near the northern border of Chad with Niger and Libya.

Elections

The last attack took place last Sunday (11.04), the day of the country’s presidential election. It is hoped that the current leader, Idris Debbie Idno, who has ruled the country for 30 years, will win.

The partial interim results in the April 11 vote gave Debbie a strong lead, despite signs of growing dissatisfaction with the country’s handling of oil wealth.

Debbie is one of Africa’s oldest leaders, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa, but there are signs of growing dissatisfaction with his handling of the country’s oil wealth.

In recent years the Sadien government has been forced to cut public spending as low-cost, its main exports, provoke labor strikes.

For the sixth time since Debbie’s decision, opposition leaders have called on their supporters to boycott the election and make the country “uncontrollable”, leading to protests and clashes with security forces.

Debbie relied on the firm control of state-owned enterprises and one of the region’s most efficient armed forces to retain power.