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Arabic Media

January 8, 2023

Source: Al Khaleej (UAE daily, with over 80,000 in circulation)
Headline: Chadian Planes Bomb Targets inside Sudan

  • United Nations sources indicated that Chadian planes bombed Chadian rebel positions inside Western Darfur in Sudan. The attack is the second in the past two weeks
  • Rudolph Adada, hybrid force leader, expressed concern over the escalation and its likely impact on Darfur hybrid force deployment and Darfur civilians
  • The attack comes hours after threats issued by Chadian President Idriss Deby to go after Chadian rebels inside Sudan.  Deby accused Sudan of harboring and supporting the Chadian rebels, an accusation denied by Sudanese authorities

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Western Strategies and Tensions between Chad and Sudan
By: Emad Abdul Hadi

  • Despite increased threats by Chadian president, Sudanese officials remained silent except for statements by the military that it was capable of countering any Chadian attack
  • Experts believe Chad wants to draw Sudan into open confrontation which would increase Western likelihood of intervening
  • The same experts also indicated that Darfur rebels could take advantage of the volatile situation and increase their military action

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Chadian Planes Bomb Village in Darfur
By: Ismail Adam and Mustapha Sirri

  • Chad and Sudan are close to open confrontation after Sudanese military official threatened to respond appropriately to Chad’s deadly air raids on village in Darfur
  • Sudanese military sources said the attack surpasses Chadian military capabilities and alluded to possible Western assistance
  • Sudanese officials also denied Chadian president’s accusation that Sudan supports Chadian rebel groups

Source: Al Hayat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Sudan Threatens to Respond to Chadian Air Raids and Alludes to French Role in Recent Tensions
By: Annour Ahmed Annour

  • Sudan and Chad seem to be close to open confrontation after Sudan accused Chad of conducting deadly air raids on Darfur
  • Sudanese officials accuse France of fueling the tensions with hopes it would lead to open clashes between the two countries which would allow it to intervene militarily in accordance with a military cooperation agreement between Chad and France
  • Experts believe the ongoing tensions between Chad and Sudan will complicate the situation in Darfur
  • Rudolph Adada voiced concern over increased tensions and urged the two countries to restrain from any military action saying Darfur civilians would be its most likely victims




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