Irish troops in Chad prepared for violence

More than 400 Irish troops serving on a EU mission in Chad are prepared for an expected increase in rebel activity in coming weeks, according to a Defence Forces spokesman.

30th August, 2008

More than 400 Irish troops serving on a EU mission in Chad are prepared for an expected increase in rebel activity in coming weeks, according to a Defence Forces spokesman.

Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea last week warned there was likely to be an upsurge in violence as soon as the rainy season in Chad came to an end. The Defence Forces spokesman said the Irish troops, who are based in eastern Chad, had more than...

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