Anxiety as Idriss Deby burial deadline imposed by Chadian rebels elapses

Chad's President Idriss Deby

In this file photo taken on January 13, 2020, Chad's President Idriss Deby arrives to attend a summit on the situation in the Sahel region in the southern French city of Pau. 

Photo credit: Regis Duvignau | Pool | AFP

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  • President Deby, 68, who had been in power for three decades, died of injuries sustained in battle against rebels on the frontline, the military said.

A rebel group that the army accused of killing Chadian president, Idriss Deby Itno said it had given the late president’s family until Wednesday midnight to bury him.

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