French army evacuates 1,029 foreigners from Chad

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French army has evacuated 1,029 foreigners from Chad to neighbouring Gabon since the weekend when rebel forces attacked the capital Ndjamena

   PARIS, February 5, 2008  - The French army has evacuated 1,029 foreigners
from Chad to neighbouring Gabon since the weekend when rebel forces attacked
the capital Ndjamena, military officials said Tuesday.
   Most of the foreigners flown out of the besieged city are French nationals.
   French army planes have made 13 trips between Ndjamena and Gabon's capital
Libreville since Saturday, said army spokesman Christophe Prazuck.
   Some 245 foreigners are still under French military protection in Ndjamena,
with about 100 wanting to leave the country, he added.
   Rebels in Chad trying to overthrow President Idriss Deby agreed Tuesday to
an immediate ceasefire, but refugees continued to stream into neighbouring
Cameroon for fear of renewed fighting.

AFP 

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