Monday, February 4, 2008

Heavy Fighting Resumes In Chad's Capital -- Full Coverage

From Yahoo News:

N'DJAMENA, CHAD - Chadian rebels renewed their assault on the capital of this oil-rich central African country Monday, and tens of thousands of people fled as gunfire crackled and artillery shells exploded across the city.

The third day of fighting in N'Djamena threatened to further destabilize an already violent swath of Africa that is home to hundreds of thousands of refugees and borders Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region.

Hours after the rebels went back on the attack following an overnight retreat, the U.N. Security Council authorized France and other nations to help Chad's government.

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More News Updates From:

France Given Green Light To Intervene In Chad -- Telegraph

UN Backs French Help Against Chad Rebels -- Yahoo News

Support Chad President, Says UN -- BBC News

U.N. Urges Support For Chad's Government -- Reuters

Chad Rebels Forced Out Of N'Djamena -- Telegraph

Thousands Are Reported To Flee Chad's Capital -- International Herald Tribune

Thousands More Flee Deadly Rebel Fighting In Chad -- CNN

Dead In Street As Chad Forces In Three Day Clash With Sudan-Backed Rebels -- Times Online

Chad Rebels Pull Back From Capital -- Guardian

Chad Rebels Threaten New Assault -- Time Magazine

Rebels Fight for Chad's Capital -- Time Magazine

Fighting In Chad Could Affect Darfur -- LA Times

U.N. Condemns Rebel Attacks In Chad -- CBS News

Chad's Future Taliban Enters Capital While The West Is Asleep -- Counter Terrorism Blog

The Crisis In Chad -- Belmont Club

My Comment: Counter Terrorism Blog's analysis on this situation is dead on right. The West is asleep on what is happening in this Central African country. Now the French, with the backing of the U.N., are going to intervene with their military. They, with their vaunted intelligence services, clearly missed out on what has been a growing danger for the past year.

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