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French Force Sent to Chad Paris Blames Libya for Airport Bombing There
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Feb 18, 1986
Start Page: 1
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
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[Paul Quiles] did say that a Jaguar fighter-bomber and two Mirage F-1 jet interceptors were moved to N'Djamena on Monday and that more planes were on the way. He also said that France has sent anti-aircraft units to N'Djamena and 200 commandos to guard military aircraft coming into [Chad].

In September 1984, France and Libya signed an agreement providing for each to withdraw its troops from Chad. France did so, but Libya reneged. [Francois Mitterrand] was ridiculed by many critics when U.S. intelligence reports revealed the continued presence of Libyan troops on the eve of a widely publicized meeting between Mitterrand and Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.

Libya has described the Ouadi Doum airport as a base for shipping famine relief to starving people in Chad, but Quiles dismissed this assertion as "a bad joke." The French insist that Ouadi Doum is a military airstrip used by Libya to supply the rebels.

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