Most recently, the Movement for Democracy and Justice in Tchad (MDJT
) launched the most serious threat to Deby's hold on power, but little progress was ever made on either side.
was formed in Chad's mountainous north in the late 1990s but it has been eclipsed in recent years by eastern rebels battling Idriss Deby, the Chadian president, from bases near the border with Sudan's Darfur region.
In the end, after months of prevarication, Libya apparently agreed to take Saifi off the MDJT
's hands, after reportedly threatening to launch air strikes against the Chadian rebels if they did not surrender the Algerian terrorist.
Other rebel groups, including the Armed Forces for a Federal Republic (FARF) and the Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad (MDJT
), have joined the fighting more recently.