Chad because of the threat of «ISIS» to close the border with Libya

The Chadian authorities have decided to close the border with Libya and deploy troops in the region not to allow the militants of «ISIL» to enter the territory of the state. This was stated by Prime Minister of Chad albert of Pahimi Paducah, according to Reuters.

«Some isolated … group has accumulated in the South of Libya, that is in close proximity to the Northern state border of our country, which has now become vulnerable to infiltration,» said Paducah.

In his address he also announced a border strip «area of military operations».

Chad’s army is considered one of the strongest in the region and plays a key role in the fight against Boko Haram in neighboring Nigeria. The troops also oppose the Islamists on its own territory. However, the long desert area of West and North Africa is very poorly controlled, allowing the fighters to move around more freely.

Recall also, after the civil war and the overthrow in 2011 of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya remains tense. The country was fragmented, there are a large number of armed groups, organized on a territorial or tribal basis, between which occasional armed clashes.

Chad because of the threat of «ISIS» to close the border with Libya 06.01.2017

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