Idriss Déby

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Idriss Déby
إدريس ديبي
Idriss Deby Itno IMG 3731.jpg
President of Chad
In office
2 December 1990 – 20 April 2021
Prime Minister
Preceded byHissène Habré
Personal details
Born(1952-06-18)June 18, 1952
Fada, French Equatorial Africa (now Chad)
DiedApril 20, 2021(2021-04-20) (aged 68)
Tibesti Region, Chad
Political partyPatriotic Salvation Movement
Spouse(s)
Hinda Déby (m. 2005)

Amani Musa Hilal[1]
ChildrenMahamat Déby Itno
Brahim Déby

General Idriss Déby Itno (Arabic: إدريس ديبي‎; June 18, 1952 – April 20, 2021) was a Chadian politician. He became President of Chad in 1990. He won six presidential elections.

On 20 April 2021, Déby was killed while commanding his army against rebels calling themselves FACT in the north of Chad during the Northern Chad offensive, at the age of 68.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ieOXOU8yVrHNayys9cNxRnaenLcw?docId=CNG.972d5530050a245099d94a3baa5fed6b.5b1
  2. "Chad: President Idriss Déby dies, says national radio". The Africa Report.com. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  3. "Chadian President Idriss Déby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline (army)". France 24. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. "Chad President Idriss Deby dies on front lines, according to an army statement". Deutsche Welle. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  5. "Chad President Idriss Deby dies on front lines, says army spokesman". Reuters. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 20 April 2021.

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