UN alarmed as Chad rebels, military clash

Published on 07 May 2009

The United Nations voiced growing concern on Wednesday as Sudan-backed rebels said they were advancing towards the Chadian capital Ndjamena after clashing with government forces in the country's east.(...) Rebel forces entered villages to the north and south of Goz Beida without meeting resistance, diplomatic sources told AFP.
Staff at the World Food Programme said Wednesday they had stopped distribution of food in the refugee camp of Goz Amir, eastern Chad, housing 22,000 people because of security concerns, the agency announced.

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