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Sudan and Chad at War

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posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 05:21 PM
Chad is claiming to be in a state of war with its neighbour Sudan. The unstable region of western Sudan, which includes Darfour, has apparently been used as a base for cross-border attacks into Chad. Sudan is often portrayed as an opertions base for Al-Qaeda, while War on Terror regulars Libya and Egypt are neighbours.
Chad says it is in "a state of war" with neighbour Sudan over the security crisis in the east of the country.

It accuses Sudan of being the "common enemy of the nation" after a Chadian rebel attack on a town last week.

In a statement, the government calls on Chadians to mobilise themselves against Sudanese aggression.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Chad and Sudan lie in a zone of population transitions. The North of both countries is occupied by largely Arab peoples, while the south is populated by sub-saharan Africans. This has caused significant tensions in both countries as well as the entire southern band of the Sahara from the Sahel to Ethiopia.

While there has always been instability in the region, an organized shooting war between Chad and Sudan could easily spread to neighbouring states which include Lybia, Egypt and Ethiopia.

Increased instability could make it more difficult to keep track of what is going on in that very sensitive region, and it could destabilize important players in the War on Terror.

[edit on 25-12-2005 by asala]

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