[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.