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JUST IN: Late Idriss Deby’s Son Emerges Interim Head Of State

Son of late president Idriss Deby, Lt.-Gen. Mahamat Idriss Deby will now head transitional military council as established in Chad, the Al Wihda newspaper reported.

The military plans to reveal a transitional charter soon.

Chad had declared a two-week national mourning period after the president’s death and imposed a curfew from 18:00 p.m. local time until 05:00 a.m.

In addition, the military decided to close land and air borders “until further notice.

Mahamat previously served as the second in command of the Armed Forces for the Chadian Intervention in Northern Mali (FATIM).

On Feb. 22, he led his army against rebels in the Adar al-Ifoghas mountains in Northern Mali leading to the Battle of al-Ifoghas.

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