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08 Nov 2007 description
report Irish Times

CHAD: Terrain, rebels and civilians will all pose challenges to the work of the 4,300 troops, writes Mary Fitzgerald, Foreign Affairs Correspondent

For the people of eastern Chad, the end of the rainy season means life becomes easier - but also a little more dangerous.

When the rains stop, the region's armed groups - a motley bunch of rebel forces, militias, bandits and Chadian troops - can move around more freely and so the threat of violence rises.