Chad closes border with Libya for security reasons
Chadian Prime Minister Albert Padacke has closed its long 2,000 kilometer northern border with neighbouring Libya. The move is designed to prevent an influx of militant fighters including Islamic State(IS) fighters fleeing conflict in Libya.
|The government said it will deploy troops to the border area. Padacke said: "Some isolated... groups have converged toward the south of Libya, that is to say on the northern border of our country, which is potentially exposed to a serious threat of... infiltration." Padacke declared the border area a "zone of military operation".|