• Short Summary

    Former Chad Defence Minister Hissene Habre's 'Armed Forces of the North' (FAN) captured the Chadian capital of N'Djamena on June 7 -- culminating a seven month offensive against the administration of President Goukouni Oueddei.

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    GV PAN Zairean troops on trucks travel along road (3 shots)
    0.17

    2.
    GV Chad soldiers in jeep with mounted field gun
    0.24

    3.
    SV People looking at wrecked rocket launcher (2 shots)
    0.36

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    SV Blood-stains on back of truck with mounted gun PAN bodies covered with blankets in the street
    0.50

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    GV PAN OAU armoured vehicles and trucks moving along road (2 shots)
    1.08

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    GV OAU troops arriving at camp and unloading vehicle (2 shots)
    1.23

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    SV INTERIOR Hissene Habre speaking at news conference (2 shots)
    1.37

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    SV Habre escorted by soldiers in camp
    1.54


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    CU PAN Military official addressing crowd at rally
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    10.
    GV Large crowd carrying placards and Chad flag and banners (2 shots)
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    Background: Former Chad Defence Minister Hissene Habre's 'Armed Forces of the North' (FAN) captured the Chadian capital of N'Djamena on June 7 -- culminating a seven month offensive against the administration of President Goukouni Oueddei. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) peace-keeping force, which had been trying to maintain a ceasefire since the departure of Libyan troops last year, has been ordered to withdraw. But the commander of the Zairean contingent says his unit will remain in Chad for the time being. Though the fighting has ended, FAN soldiers still carry their weapons as they move about N'Djamena, past the scars of recent street battles. At his first news conference since the capital fell, Hissene Habre said he wanted real independent for Chad and an end to all foreign intervention. Mr. Habre also conceded that peace had not returned to the country, where eleven factions have competed for power since independence from France was granted in 1966. There was an enthusiastic reception for rebel military officials with the crowd chanting "no more war".

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    Film ID:
    VLVADR054Y08KHEKGM5R5QA2KCDB
    Media URN:
    VLVADR054Y08KHEKGM5R5QA2KCDB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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