Chad's president dies of injuries suffered on frontline, army says
Chadian President Idris Debby died Tuesday of injuries he received while commanding his army in battles against rebels in the north, Army sources announced.
Idriss Déby had reelected for another term as president of the Central African country by 79.3% on Monday.
He was reportedly visiting frontline troops fighting to stop a rebel advance on the capital, N’Djamena.
The rebel group known as the Front for Change and Concord in Chad is believed to have armed and trained in neighboring Libya before crossing into the north of the country.
The Army said it had managed to beat back a column of insurgents who were advancing on the capital.