Chad's President Idriss Deby killed on the frontline
April 20, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Chadian President Idriss D??by Itno addresses supporters at his election campaign rally in N'djamena on April 9, 2021. - Chad's citizens are set to go to the polls for the first round of the Presidential election on April 11, 2021. (Photo by Marco LONGARI / AFP) (Photo by MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images)
Chad's long-serving President Idriss Deby has died from injuries suffered on the frontline, an African diplomatic source told CNN on Tuesday.
It comes following attacks in the north of the country by rebels.
Rebels of the Front for Change and Concord in Chad (Front Pour l'Alternance et La Concorde au Tchad) (FACT) reported in a statement on Monday that Deby was injured and on the run.
Updates to follow