As the fighting between the rebels of the Front pour l’alternance et la concorde au Tchad and the Chadian army rages on, the defence forces have announced that they have killed more than 300 assailants in addition to having captured more than a hundred.
Fighting intensified over the weekend between the Chadian army and the rebels of the Front pour l’alternance et la concorde au Tchad, who had launched an offensive on 11 April, the last day of the presidential election in Chad, from their rear bases in Libya. The aim of the rebels is to prevent the re-election of President Idriss Déby, in power for 31 years.
On Monday 19 April, the Chadian army announced that it had killed more than 300 elements of the rebel group and captured more than 100 attackers. The Chadian authorities also announced that the clashes had cost the lives of five soldiers. The fighting is ongoing.