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JUST IN: PRESIDENT IDRIS DEBY OF CHAD IS DEAD

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President Idriss Deby of Chad has died of injuries suffered on the frontline while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country.

Deby, who is aged 68, had just been re-elected for a sixth term on Monday.

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

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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.

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

More details shortly.

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