Home | News    Sunday 2 April 2006

Chadian rebels deny receiving support from Sudan


April 1, 2006 (PARIS) — The Chadian rebel United Front for Change (FUC) which brings together several dissident Chadian armed movements, denied being backed by the Sudan as the Chadian government alleged.

Mohamat Nour

In a rare interview with the press, the chief of the rebel FUC, Mohamat Nour, rejected repeated Chadian accusations of being in the pay of Sudan.

Nour told Radio France Internationale (RFI) “If we had received Sudanese assistance since 1994, [President] Idriss [Deby] would not be in power now”.

“I am a soldier. We are currently being forced to do it by the arms and we will then hold a national forum which will bring together all Chadians who will then decide on Chad’s political future and we, soldiers, will return to our barracks”, said Nour.

After violent clashes in eastern Chad on Thursday 30 March near the border with Sudan’s Darfur region with the FUC, the Chadian authorities admitted the death of over a dozen soldiers, but also the death of chief of staff of the terrestrial forces, Gen Youssouf Mahamat Itno, who is President’s Deby Itno’s nephew.

Nour said the government forces attacked with around 80 vehicles, eight charges and several DCA, defensive counter air missiles. They lost several men, as the officers say, and they turned back.

He said his troop had 24 injured and 10 deaths.

According to him, Chadian forces are currently trying to regroup very near FUC in a locality called Ade with the aim of attacking us, “but we are already to the west of Ade so he should realize that the game is over for him”.

These clashes sparked the displacement of a large number of the population estimated at 4,000 people, thus adding to the 30,000 displaced people already wandering in Darsila and the Asunga area, said Chad’s National Administration Minister Gen Mahamat Ali Abdallah.

Since October 2005, Chadian government forces have clashed sporadically with rebel groups in the eastern part of the country, near the Sudanese border, killing hundreds of soldiers and rebels. Chad has said Sudan backs Chadian insurgents, while Sudan has accused Chad of harboring Sudanese rebels.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Smear campaign against head of national security 2020-05-31 18:05:31 By Machar Mayuen This statement serves to condemn all the smears campaigns labelled against the Director-General of National Security Service (NSS) General Akol Koor Kuc by anti-peace elements (...)

Sudan’s legitimate request for UN assistance: the opponents and their interior motives (1-3) 2020-05-30 22:57:09 By: Trayo A. Ali Political bodies opposing the proposed UN support mission to Sudan are the Popular Congress Party (NCP), Law and Development Party (led by the well-known supporter of ISIS Dr (...)

On ’delegation’ and ’succession’ of powers in S. Sudan Presidency: 2020-05-27 23:50:58 By James Okuk As Covid-19 has exposed unexpected gossips and propaganda on power in the Presidency, it is important to clarify technically the key matters of peace so as to avoid dangerous (...)


Latest Press Releases

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.