Cablegate: Chadian Embassy in Khartoum Reports Fresh Troops And
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O 071248Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
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INFO RUCNFUR/DARFUR COLLECTIVE
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TAGS: PREL PGOV KPKO AU UN SU
SUBJECT: CHADIAN EMBASSY IN KHARTOUM REPORTS FRESH TROOPS AND
WEAPONS ENTERING FROM DARFUR
REF: KHARTOUM 189
1. (SBU) On February 7, Embassy Khartoum received a letter from the
Chadian Embassy claiming that the Sudanese government had dispatched
forty-eight armed vehicles carrying Chadian rebels and members of
the Sudanese Armed Forces across the border into Chad. The convoy
is said to have left at five in the morning February 6.
2. (SBU) Translation of the letter follows.
Further to our press release of January 16, citing that the rebels
are well-trained and prepared by the Government of Sudan to take
subversive action against Chad and to derail the deployment of the
hybrid forces in Darfur and the European forces in Chad and the
We said in this release that an attack against Chad is imminent, and
just six hours after the release Chad was attacked by the enemy,
made up of rebels and militias funded and trained by Sudan.
We inform again the national and international opinion that Sudan
continues to provide logistical support to Chadian rebels, and
recently raised a strong arm against Adre.
On February 2, 2008 the Sudanese government sent another convoy of
some forty armed Toyotas and five trucks carrying ammunitions and
shells from the Sudanese town of El Geneina into Chad, headed by
Tahir Guinassou, Abakar Tollimi and other Sudanese militia to
provide relief to rebels who had left N'Djamena headed toward
The same day, a convoy of rebels and Sudanese militia supported by
Sudanese air power attacked the village of Adre, which the Chadian
Army protested. We received information on the morning of February 4
that the Sudanese government had provided Chadian rebels and
janjaweed with 200 new Toyotas which are currently being armed so
that rebels can attack other villages in Chad, particularly the
village of Adre.
On Feburary 6, 2008 the Sudanese government sent another convoy of
forty-eight armed Toyotas carrying Chadian rebels and Sudanese Armed
Forces, which crossed the border at five in the morning.
Today, Sudan in a change of strategy is sending weapons, ammunition
and fuel to the border (Hadjar-Hadid, Tourab-Ahamar) while the
rebels and militias continue to seek the destabilization of Chad.
The Sudanese government has not ceased in its aggressive actions
against Chad, using multiple tactics to create rebel militias from
many factions to start a civil war in Chad meant to cover its own
problems in Darfur. That is the reality of the hour.