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Chad president dead after fighting rebels accusing him of stealing election


Idriss Deby has ruled Chad for over 30 years

The president of Chad has been killed on the front line after a clash between the army and rebels at the border.

An army spokesperson confirmed Idriss Deby, who has ruled Chad for over 30 years, died of his injuries on Tuesday.

It comes after the 68-year-old

Photo: Chad President Idriss Deby arrives for a group picture during the G5 Sahel summit Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Nouakchott. Leaders from the five countries of West Africa’s Sahel region, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott on Tuesday to discuss military operations against Islamic extremists in the region, as jihadist attacks mount. The five African countries, known as the G5, have formed a joint military force that is working with France, which has thousands of troops to battle the extremists in the Sahel, the region south of the Sahara Desert. (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

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