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35 officers dismissed

President Idriss Deby yesterday dismissed 35 army officers, including four colonels, news organisations reported. No official reason was given, but military sources said they were suspected of links with Chadian rebels. Among the most prominent were the former director-general of the National Security Agency, Colonel Beshir Ali Haggar, and former army chief-of staff Colonel Mahamat Garfa who took up arms against Deby three years ago.

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