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Sudan denies launching offensive against Chad

world Updated: May 05, 2009 16:35 IST

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Sudan denied accusations by the government of Chad on Tuesday that its forces had launched an attack against the neighbouring African state. "What is happening now inside Chad is between the Chadian army and the Chadian rebels. Sudan has no relation with this," Sudanese army spokesman Osman al-Agbash told AFP.

The Chad government spokesman accused Khartoum of a "planned aggression" but did not say whether Sudan's forces had entered Chad's territory or if they had stopped at the border.

Chad's charges came just two days after the neighbours signed a reconciliation agreement in the Qatari capital Doha. Chad has accused Sudan of supporting rebels seeking to oust President Idriss Deby Itno, while Khartoum has accused N'Djamena of backing ethnic rebels in the restive region of Darfur.