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The main rebel group in Chad, the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR), said Thursday it was resuming its fight against President Idriss Deby Itno's regime.
"We have decided to resume the struggle. An armed struggle, of course," Timan Erdimi, a key leader of the group, told AFP from Qatar, where he is in exile. The UFR had laid down its weapons after a peace deal between Chad and Sudan, which normalised relations in 2010 after years of accusations that each country was supporting rebels in the other.