Entertainment Chad: The President of the CMT wants the disarmament of the rebels massaged in the South Libyan
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Thursday, the Transition President in Chad informed during his speech to the UN General Assembly of his concern about the Chadian rebels he described as "mercenaries "Massaged in South Libyan. Mahamat Idriss Déby called the international community to put in place a process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration in their favor and asked the United Nations to take the leadership of this program. And that while offelitly, the country is engaged in a process of reconciliation with these groups.
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In the CMT President's Collimator, from 2 to 5,000 combatants according to the sources, which belong to several Chadian rebel movements. The most important among them, the CCSMR and FACT. The latter is officially responsible for the death of Idriss Déby Itno during his offensive last April.
These men are now stuck in the South Libyan since they are no longer engaged with the different Libyan factions. They want to return to Chad. But not the conditions of Mahamat Idriss Déby, hammered the president of the forehead for the alternation and concord in Chad, Mahamat Mahdi Ali, who refutes the term "mercenary" for that of "resistant".
"The words of the Déby Son is a leak forward. It has no legitimacy to disarm or reinsert resistance. His mission is to organize an inclusive round table and transmit power to a legitimately elected president.
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The military transitional council in Power in Chad appeared to prefer so far the path of negotiation. The choice in the strong way a week after the missed attempt from Marshal Khalifa Hatar to dislodge the Fact of his Libyan fief by force "is not realistic," judges the specialist of the region Jérôme Toubiana.
"Anyway, no one can afford to do it. But what I think is that it is also a sign that he continues to blow hot and cold. On the one hand, he claims to have the hand stretched to the rebels, on the other, we can see that he believes mainly to the military action against them. Ask for disarmament it's just refuse to negotiate with them.
"All this is messy," he says, adding that the CMT should "quickly clarify his position".
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