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Late Chad President’s Son To Take Over As Head Of Military Council

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A four-star general who is a son of Chad’s slain president Idriss Deby Itno will replace him at the head of a military council, the army announced on Tuesday.

The army’s spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, said on state radio that “a military council has been set up headed by his son, General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno.”

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This was shortly after the announcement that the newly re-elected president had died of wounds while fighting rebels in the north of Chad.

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