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At the beginning of 1986 the controlled all Chad north of the parallel. However, when the intervened in the country in Operation and Goukouni Oueddei ‘s and his Armed Forces rebelled his former supporter Muammar Libya’s President, the situation critical for the Libyan army and for Chad’s President Hissène .


Certain that the French protect Chad south of the parallel, Habré started his army, the Chadian National Forces (FANT), at Kalaït, a deposit built by France at the 16th parallel, and which it had with munitions, weapons and France and the United States had the FANT with a large of Toyota pickups. and antitank and missile launchers, such as ATGWs. The FANT assault the command of Hassan Djamous almost 3000 soldiers for the battle.

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This force attacked Fada. the of the Ennedi and a Libyan stronghold, on 2. Hassan Djamous took the Libyan soldiers and the 300–400 of the Democratic Revolutionary Council militia by surprise. In a short but engagement the FANT almost the Libyan armoured brigade defended Fada: 784 Libyans 92 T-55 tanks and 33 BMP-1 fighting vehicles were and 13 T-55s and 18 BMP-1s captured, with 81 Libyan soldiers. losses were minimal: 18 soldiers died and three were destroyed.

This was one of the first major victories employing the tactic of light trucks armed machine guns or rockets, known as technicals . This mirrored the actions of the raids by the Long Range Desert of World War II. but on a slightly smaller theater, against slightly numerous enemies, but with modern weaponry and equipment.

Although the Chadian commander’s ability played an important in the victory, the anti-tank missiles decisive. When combined the superior maneuverability of the Toyotas, proved their efficacy the Libyan tanks.

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On January 3 and 4 the Libyan Air Force several waves of bombers to in an attempt to destroy the captured and ammunition. Still, these not change the essential fact Libya had suffered a major that was to prove the beginning of the end of the War.

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