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BREAKING NEWS, Newly Re-Elected President Of Chad Dies Of Injury Sustained Fighting Insurgents.

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The newly re-elected President of Chad Idriss Deby has died of injuries sustained on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country, an army spokesman said on Tuesday.

Deby aged 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in a statement read out on state television.

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The news came a day after Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, won a sixth term, as per provisional election results released on Monday. Deby took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 presidential election, the results showed.

He postponed his victory speech to supporters and instead went to visit Chadian soldiers on the frontlines, according to his campaign spokesman.

 

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