Friday, May 16, 2008
Chad army helicopter fires rocket near Abeche
Three Chad army helicopters took off at 0530 (GMT) and 0545 from Abeche, in the Sudan border region. One fired rockets before returning to its base, the French source said. The three aircraft, a Mi-171 transport helicopter and two Mi-35 assault helicopters, were each equipped with rocket-launchers, having been moved from the capital Ndjamena to the border region.