The announcement was made on Wednesday in a joint statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chadian President Mahamat Deby.
France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
Deby, a close Western ally, was killed in battle with rebels on Monday, raising concern in the US and France that turmoil and uncertainty following his death will hamper the fight against militants across the Sahel region.
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