The Civil Wars

of Chad

Flag of Chad


Since independence from France in 1960, the north-central African nation of Chad has undergone four civil wars. These Chadian Civil Wars have drawn interventions from France, Libya, Sudan, Zaire/Congo, and the United States. The current civil war is also connected to the ongoing Darfur War in neighboring Sudan.

First Chad Civil War (1965–1979)

Second Chad Civil War (1979-1982)

Third Chad Civil War (1998–2002)

Fourth Chad Civil War (2005–present)


  Chad Civil Wars Resources and Links:

France: Army, Navy, Air Force Aviation Units in Chad 1968-86

Chad: War by Proxy in the Dunes--Time Magazine, January, 19, 1987


Recent Political and Military History of Chad:  

1960--Independence from France

1965-1979--Civil War

1975 --Coup

1978-1987--Libyan Intervention in Chad

1992 (Feb.)--Coup Attempt

1992 (May)--Coup Attempt

2004--Coup Attempt

2006--Coup Attempt

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