NAGs

Islamic Legion


Year Formed: 1989
Year Terminated: 1990

Target States:
Chad

Ideational Characteristics:
NOID

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership

External Supporters:

Libya

Sudan

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 254

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1288

References:

Vijay Prashad, "Feature - The Libyan labyrinth; Vijay Prashad charts the course of the Gadaffi regime from the early days of social change to neoliberal cronyism and cynical alliances with the West", Morning Star, March 3, 2011 Thursday

____, "Stratfor: The Tuaregs - from African nomads to smugglers and mercenaries", defenceWeb, February 6, 2012 Monday

Ronald Koven, "France Tells Libya to End Role in Chad's War; French Warn Libya To End Role in Chad", The Washington Post, December 14, 1980, Sunday

JUAN de ONIS, "AFRICANS DISTURBED BY LIBYAN ADVANCE", The New York Times, December 18, 1980, Thursday

Jonathan C. Randa, Sudan Turns To Gadhafi For Weapons; Officials Still Wary Of Libyan Motives, The Washington Post, February 27, 1988, Saturday

____, "chadian anti-government troops take refuge in sudan", The Xinhua General Overseas News Service, APRIL 13, 1989, THURSDAY

____, "SUDAN: FREES THEN DEPORTS BRITISH JOURNALIST", IPS-Inter Press Service, March 2, 1990, Friday

____, "chad blames sudan, libya for border fighting",  Xinhua General News Service, MARCH 28, 1990, WEDNESDAY

____, "Chad Claims Libyan-Backed Enemy Destroyed at Two Outposts", The Associated Press, April 4, 1990, Wednesday, International News

____, "Chad Claims 730 Rebels Killed in Counterattacks", The Associated Press, April 6, 1990, Friday,  International 

____, "Libyan-backed forces loyal to interim President ...", The Associated Press, December 15, 1980,

Ronald Koven, "Qaddafi Scores Victory, French Suffer Setback in Chad Civil War; Libya Triumphs In Long Fight for Capital of Chad", The Washington Post, December 17, 1980, Wednesday,  First Section; A21

Ronald Koven, "Libya Announces Merger With Its Neighbor, Chad; Libyans Announce Merger With Chad", The Washington Post, January 7, 1981, Wednesday, First Section; A1

CLIFFORD D. MAY, "CHAD SAYS PRISONER IS PROOF OF LIBYA LINK TO REBELS", The New York Times, July 18, 1983, Monday,  Section A; Page 2, Column 3; Foreign Desk

W. JOSEPH CAMPBEL, "Government recruits white mercenaries", The Associated Press, July 18, 1983, International News

CLIFFORD D. MAY, "FRENCH TROOPS START THE WITHDRAWAL FROM CHAD", The New York Times, September 26, 1984, Section A; Page 12, Column 3; Foreign Desk

James F. Clarity, Katherine Roberts and Milt Freudenheim, "THE WORLD; Defeated Libyans Fleeing in Chad", The New York Times, March 29, 1987, Sunday, Section 4; Page 2, Column 2; Week in Review Desk
 
____, "Chad Claims 600 Libyan-Backed Rebels Killed", The Associated Press, November 2, 1989, Thursday, International News
 
____, "Sudan says Chad abducted Sudanese, Libyans", United Press International, May 13, 1990, International
 
CLIFFORD D. MAY, "HAD SAYS PRISONER IS PROOF OF LIBYA LINK TO REBELS", The New York Times, July 18, 1983, Monday, Section A; Page 2, Column 3; Foreign Desk
 
W. JOSEPH CAMPBEL, Government recruits white mercenaries, The Associated Press, July 18, 1983, Monday, International News
 
PAUL WEBSTER, "Gadafy in Crete for talks on Chad / French Premier Mitterand meets Libyan leader", The Guardian (London), November 16, 1984
 
____, "Sudan says Chad abducted Sudanese, Libyans", United Press International, May 13, 1990, Sunday, International
 
____, "Strategic oasis town attacked by Libyans, Chadian officials say", The Globe and Mail (Canada), June 24, 1983 Friday
 
MICHAEL GOLDSMITH, "Offers to Withdraw from Chad", The Associated Press, April 30, 1984, Monday, The International News
 
Ronald Koven, "Qaddafi Scores Victory, French Suffer Setback in Chad Civil War; Libya Triumphs In Long Fight for Capital of Chad", The Wasington Post, December 17, 1980, Wednesday, First Section; A21