Crisis in Chad Sarkozy Warns Rebels that France Could Intervene

Former colonial power France is continuing to evacuate its citizens and other foreigners out of strife-torn Chad. Paris has actively backed the regime in N'Djamena in the past and on Tuesday President Nicolas Sarkozy warned the rebels that France was prepared to "do its duty" and intervene to defend President Idriss Deby.
French soldiers securing the area around the airport of N"Djamena last Friday. On Tuesday President Nicolas Sarkozy said that France was prepared to intervene to protect Chad's President Idriss Deby.

French soldiers securing the area around the airport of N"Djamena last Friday. On Tuesday President Nicolas Sarkozy said that France was prepared to intervene to protect Chad's President Idriss Deby.

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