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Chadian President Idriss Déby Killed on Frontlines of Fight Against Rebels

HeadlineApr 20, 2021

The government of Chad is reporting that President Idriss Déby has died of injuries he sustained while visiting government soldiers on the frontlines of their battle against rebels in the north of Chad. Déby took power more than three decades ago, after leading a 1990 rebellion that toppled the former U.S.-backed dictator, Hissène Habré.

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