Chadian troops halted an attempted rebel advance on the capital N’Djamena overnight after a fierce battle in the east of the country in which 125 rebel forces were killed, the government says.
“We’ve managed to put a stop to the wanderings of the mercenaries,” interim Defence Minister Adoum Younousmi told a news conference about an hour-long battle in which 21 government troops were also killed.
The battle took place in the town of Am-Dam, around 100 km inside
Reuters says the tensions come days after the two neighbours on Monday struck a deal to halt violence and refrain from using force to resolve their conflicts. Both have long accused each other of supporting insurgent groups inside their territories.
Asked to comment on implications of the latest clash with rebels for