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    INTRODUCTION: As a Pan-African peacekeeping force prepares to arrive in the troubled central African state of Chad Libyan troops have been leaving the country.

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    N'DJAMENA, CHAD (VISNEWS - ALI BOURMA)

    GV & PAN Libyan troops guarding runway at N'Djamena
    GV Libyan troops at airfield
    SV Libyan soldiers stands guard
    SV Libyan leader Abdul Sallam Jalloud accompanies Colonel Kamougue on tarmac
    SV Libyan soldier with rocket launcher
    SV Jalloud shaking hands with local officials
    SV Jalloud shaking hands with local officials
    SV Libyan officers and soldiers prepare to leave as guards look on

    Background: INTRODUCTION: As a Pan-African peacekeeping force prepares to arrive in the troubled central African state of Chad Libyan troops have been leaving the country. Up to ten planes a day have been ferrying the soldiers home after Libya decided to withdraw its forces last week.

    SYNOPSIS: The evacuation of the Libyans, numbered at almost ten thousand, will take some time. At the heavily guarded N'Djamena international airport troops wait their turn to board the Soviet built transport planes of the Libyan air force.

    The operation was supervised by Major Abdal Sallam Jalloud, second in command to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi who ordered the withdrawal. President Gaddafi's move followed intense diplomatic pressure from African states as well as from France who is backing the six nation African peacekeeping force. Chad's President Goukouni Oueddei is reportedly anxious for the force to arrive soon to deter any resumption of civil war in the country. He originally invited the Libyans to intervene eleven months ago to defeat the rebel forces of former Defence Minister Hissen Habre.
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    Film ID:
    VLVAA7MFIPWRVVIU0E1GN8OLI9U5G
    Media URN:
    VLVAA7MFIPWRVVIU0E1GN8OLI9U5G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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