Warfare In January

Zouar 1986–1987 Libyan-Chad War

When rebel leader Goukouni Oueddei changed sides to support President Hissen Habre´, his former Libyan sponsors attacked his strongholds at Bardai and Zouar. Heaviest fighting was at Zouar, where the Toubou garrison was finally overwhelmed by 8,000 Libyans. Habre´ sent troops north to join the rebels and Zouar was retaken with very costly Libyan losses (December 1986–2 January 1987).


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