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Chad jails 243 rebels over incursion via Libya’s border

Chad's justice minister has said a "special criminal court" handed jail terms to 243 rebels who crossed from Libya in February, before their incursion was halted by French air raids. Out of "267 people who were arrested, 12 were…

Chad shuts down border with Libya, citing security concerns

Chad’s Defense Minister, Mahamat Abali Sala, on Wednesday, announced the closure of his country’s land borders with Libya, Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) citing security reasons for the move. "The closed borders are the…

Chad deploys forces on borderline with Libya

Chad is reinforcing its military presence near the Libyan border to ward off any rebel incursions following a deadly attack on army positions in the area this month, according to two people familiar with the matter, Bloomberg reported.…

Clashes erupt on Libya-Chad border, nine killed

Two fighters from a brigade called "Salam" in Al-Kufra city in the Libyan southeast were killed in clashes with Chadian rebel groups on the border crossing in the desert city. The clashes that erupted in the early hours of Saturday…

Chad reopens border crossing with Libya

Chad has reopened one of its border crossings with chaos-wracked Libya, having shut it down in January citing a "potential terrorist infiltration", the government said on Friday. "Given the growing number of our nationals who want to…

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