Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP
Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP

Chadian President Idriss Deby killed while visiting troops fighting rebels

  • Deby came to power in a rebellion in 1990 and was one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, having secured a sixth term earlier this week
  • He was a reliable Western ally in a turbulent region. His death is a blow to France, which based its counterterrorism operations in the Chadian capital

Topic |   War and conflict
Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP
Chadian President Idriss Deby. Photo: AP
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