Chad's president of 30 years dies in rebel fighting after re-election
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Idriss Deby Into, who had just won re-election as president of Chad, is dead after fighting with rebel forces, military spokesperson Azem Bermandoa Agouna said on Tuesday. “The president of the republic, head of state, supreme chief of the armed forces, Idriss Deby Itno, has just taken his last breath on the battlefield in defence of territorial integrity,” Agouna said. The circumstances of his death were not immediately released. Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, the son of the late president and a four-star general, is to lead an 18-month transitional military government, Agouna said. The government…

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