Chad, France: Paris Rolls Up Its Sleeves in a Sahel Battleground
MIN READFeb 4, 2019 | 23:42 GMT
On Feb. 3, France's air force conducted several airstrikes against rebel forces in northern Chad after their 40-vehicle convoy crossed over from Libya. Following an unsuccessful strike by Chad, which had since Feb. 1 been monitoring the militants alongside France. French jets were dispatched from N'Djamena to halt the rebel movements. At first, the aircraft conducted a number of flybys in an attempt to deter the rebels; when this proved unsuccessful, the jets attacked the vehicles, reportedly dispersing the convoy.