Chad President Idriss Deby dies on front lines, says army spokesman

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Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died while visiting troops on the front line of a fight against northern rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday, the day after Deby was declared the winner of a sixth

Deby’s campaign said on Monday that he was headed to the front lines to join troops battling “terrorists”.

Rebels based across the northern frontier in Libya attacked a border post on election day and then advanced hundreds of kilometres south across the desert.

Deby, 68, came to power in a rebellion in 1990 and is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders.

term in office.