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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Chad's President, Idriss Deby Shot Dead While Fighting Rebels

President of the Republic of Chad, Idriss Deby, was reportedly shot dead while visiting the nation's troop on the front line of a fight against northern rebels. 

According to France24, an Army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, confirmed his death on Tuesday, April 20.

Deby was just re-elected back to office a day before the sad incident, after about spending sixth term in office. 

Deby's campaign said on Monday, April 19, that he was headed to the front lines to join troops battling terrorists. 

The Chadian Army is currently combating rebel forces who have launched an assault on the capital, N'Djamena. 

He was aged 68.

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