February 3, 2008 / 12:45 PM / 11 years ago

France's Morin says Chad situation is "uncertain"

PARIS, Feb 3 (Reuters) - French Defence Minister Herve Morin told Reuters on Sunday that the situation remained "uncertain" in Chad, where rebel troops are battling government forces.

"The situation is uncertain. Forecasting what might happen, whatever that might be, would be impossible," Morin told Reuters Television.

Morin also said he believed Chad President Idriss Deby remained in charge of his soldiers.

"I believe that President Deby is in charge of his troops," he said.

Morin added that France had decided to move its Mirage fighter jets from the Chad capital of N’Djamena to the Gabonese capital of Libreville for "security reasons".

He also said that the Mirage jets had earlier flown over Chad rebel positions but added that this was only for "reconnaissance work." (Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Ibon Villelabeitia)

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