Qatar’s links to Chadian rebels

Issue 1063 - 20 Jul 2018 | 2 minute read

One specific claim linking Qatar to Ibrahim Al-Jathran’s attack on Libyan ‘Oil Crescent’ facilities is the allegation that his military force included Chadian rebels opposed to the regime of President Idriss Déby Itno. Doha is linked to these rebels, whose leader Timane Erdimi took up residence in the Qatari capital in 2009. The significance of that link can be interpreted in different ways. Erdimi is Déby’s nephew and until they fell out in 2004 had served as the Chadian leader’s chief of staff and ran the key cotton parastatal CotonTchad.

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