Two French army Mirage 2000 fighter jets prepare to take off on October 12, 2015, as the French Prime Minister and the Defense Minister visit an army base in Jordan where French army aircraft are based. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD
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French warplanes struck a rebel convoy in northern Chad Sunday, helping local troops repel an incursion across the border from Libya, a sign France's support for President Idriss Deby goes beyond fighting Islamist militants. Mirage jets struck a column of 40 pickups carrying armed groups from Libya deep into Chadian territory, the French army said in a statement.The Union of Forces of Resistance, a rebel Chadian coalition created in 2009 after almost toppling Deby, said it was behind the offensive.Chad's military command said the operation had neutralized the column of "mercenaries and terrorists" in Chadian territory after earlier operations by the Libyan National Army, which operates under Gen. Khalifa Haftar.
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