September 1, 1989 |
Chad and Libya agreed Thursday to settle a border dispute that began when Libyan tanks crossed the desert and invaded northern Chad in 1973. Authorities said the two countries signed an accord to settle sovereignty of the 45,000-square-mile Aozou Strip within a year, or, failing that, to let the International Court of Justice in The Hague decide. The agreement also calls for an end to hostilities, the withdrawal of all forces in northern Chad and the freeing of political prisoners.
December 14, 1988 |
The armed forces of Chad killed 122 pro-Libyan soldiers in fighting near the country's border with Sudan, an official statement said Tuesday. The soldiers, who died in four days of clashes that ended Monday, were members of the Libyan-backed Islamic Legion and included two leaders, identified as Haroun Gody and Mahamat Djaglo, the statement said. Gody was once a member of the Chadian government of President Hissen Habre.
October 4, 1988 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and Chadian President Hissen Habre, bitter enemies in a long desert conflict, restored diplomatic relations between their nations Monday and agreed to solve their differences peacefully. A statement issued in both countries said the move is effective immediately and that the two governments will set up full diplomatic missions in each other's capitals by the end of October.
May 26, 1988
Moammar Kadafi announced Libyan recognition of Chad and offered aid to reconstruct towns bombed by his air force, the Libyan news agency JANA said. "As a gift to Africa from the great revolutionary leader, Libya announces its recognition of Chad," the report, monitored in Beirut, said. The leader declared all "pending problems" between Libya and Chad over.
November 7, 1987 |
The Reagan Administration said Friday that the United States is supplying Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to Chad in what is described as an effort to help the African country defend itself against Libya. A Pentagon spokesman said small teams of American military personnel are also being sent to Chad to help provide training in use of the Stingers.
September 27, 1987 |
Druze chieftain Walid Jumblatt plans to dispatch a second group of fighters to Libya to reinforce Col. Moammar Kadafi in his seven-year-old war against Chad, sources close to the militia said Saturday. The sources said Jumblatt's Progressive Socialist Party sent a report to the Libyan Embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus about the fighting capabilities of 900 militiamen expected to depart for Libya soon.