Agence France-PresseMarch 21, 2013 16:47
The main rebel coalition 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 2009 peace deal between Chad and Sudan, which normalised relations after years of accusations that each country was supporting rebels in the other.
But Erdimi said his group had been excluded from the peace negotiations.