Late President Deby 's successor emerges in Chad

Chadian troops patrol the streets

It was not possible to independently verify the claim about the reported fighting in a remote location. It was not known why the president would have visited the area or participated in ongoing clashes with the rebels who opposed his rule.

The Chadian army is now fighting the rebel forces, who launched an attack on the capital, N'Djamena.

Over the years Deby had survived numerous armed rebellions and managed to stay in power until this latest insurgency led by a group calling itself the Front for Change and Concord in Chad.

Idriss Deby Itno took power in December 1990 after ousting Hissene Habre, whom he had served as army chief.

Idriss Deby's latest election victory had never been in doubt, but the campaign was marred by banned demonstrations, arrests and a boycott from the opposition. During the same year, Chad was re-elected to serve as a member of the African Union Peace and Security council.

The rebels acknowledged on Monday that they suffered losses on Saturday but said they were back on the move on Sunday and Monday.

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"The establishment of a security deployment in certain areas of the capital seems to have been misunderstood", government spokesman Cherif Mahamat Zene had said on Twitter on Monday.

The government called for calm as residents of the capital lined up to purchase fuel and stocked up on food at markets.

On Saturday, the US Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency US government employees from its Embassy in N'Djamena fearing political unrest and violence.

Britain also urged its nationals to leave, although France said in an advisory that there was no specific threat to the capital. Both France and the United States will be hoping that their counter-terrorism efforts are not now pushed off course after Deby. "To die involved in the battle was better for him I think than to die in his bed from Covid". Deby appears on course to extend his mandate despite mounting discontent over his management of oil wealth, questions over the fairness of the polls and concerns about a crackdown on dissent.

In 2018, he was elected as the new chairperson of the Africa Peer review Forum, making him a leader of a voluntary arrangement amongst African states to assess and review their governance.

"Marshal Idriss Deby Itno, as he did each time that the institutions of the republic were gravely threatened, took control of operations during the heroic combat led against the terrorists from Libya".

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