Crowds in capital N'Djamena cheer as soldiers return from front lines in tanks and armoured vehicles.
Fresh fighting in western Chad pits Libya-based rebels against forces loyal to a new military junta led by deceased President Deby's son.
Chad’s military council seized power after Idriss Deby’s death on the frontlines on April 19. Some opposition politicians have called the military takeover a coup and asked supporters to protest.
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.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
Shock announcement of Idriss Deby’s death on the frontline of a fight against northern rebels comes day after the 68-year-old was proclaimed the winner of a presidential election that had given him a sixth term in office.
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