The New President of Chad: Mahamat Idriss Deby

Following the death of President Idriss Deby of Chad in the Battle Field the Military has announcement his 37 year old Son as the Interim President of Chad🇹🇩 making him the youngest President in Africa.

Mahamat Idriss Deby will succeed the late President Idriss as the President of Chad.

Untill his new appointment, he was Leader of the Military Council in the Army.

Former President Idriss Deby had just won his sixth term of office which was announced on Monday but instead of Celebrating his victory he decided to join the army at the battle front after the rebels started making an assault towards the Capital Nd’jamena.

The military said Deby had taken “the heroic lead in combat operations against terrorists who had come from Libya.” After being wounded in battle, he then was taken to the capital, the general announced

Chad has been battling foreign backed rebel uprising for sometime now and now the battle is getting fierce. He died as a result of injuries sustained at the battle front.

Biography of Mahmud Déby Itno:

Mahmud Déby Itno first enrolled at the Joint Grouping of military schools in Chad. He subsequently received training in France, at the military school of Aix-en-Provence. Upon his return he was enrolled in second promotion of semi direct of the school of officer inter arme and latter was appointed to the service branch for the Security of State Institutions (SERS), as a deputy commander of the groupement of infenterie.

His first combat experience took place in April 2006 when rebel attacked the capital city of Chad and later participated in a combat in eastern Chad along with General Abu Bakr al Said, then director of gendarmery, Mahmud was given the rank of major afterward he led forces when he took part in the command of Chadian forces during the Battle of Al Dam, where his army defeated the rebels in an unprecedented victory.

Following his victory, he was appointed command of the armored squadrons and bodyguards of the SERS.

In January 2013, he was appointed second in command of the Chadian special forces in Mali under general Oumar Bikimo. On 22 February, he led his army against rebels in the Adrar el- Ifoghas mountains in Northern Mali leading to the Battle of el-Ifoghas.

They eliminated a rebel base said to be of “significant importance”, inflicting heavy losses upon the rebels but also losing twenty-six men in the process, including Abdel Aziz Hassane Adam, a commander of special forces.

Mahamat took full command of the FATIM and has since been leading operations against rebels in the North

Source: FB

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