Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:40 - Updated Tue, 05 Feb 2019 11:40
French fighter jets back Chadian forces after incursion from Libya
PARIS - French fighter jets struck targets in northern Chad on Sunday in support of local troops trying to repel a convoy of unidentified fighters that had crossed the border from Libya, France’s military said in a statement.
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“A Mirage 2000 patrol of the French armed forces intervened jointly with the Chadian army in northern Chad to strike a column of 40 pickups of an armed group from Libya infiltrating deep into Chadian territory,” the armed forces said on Monday.
“This intervention at the request of Chadian authorities helped hinder this hostile advance and disperse the column.”Reuters
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