Place:Biltine, Wadi Fira, Chad


Coordinates14.5°N 20.883°E
Located inWadi Fira, Chad
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Biltine is a city in Chad, and the capital of Wadi Fira region (previously Biltine prefecture).

The town was briefly captured on November 25, 2006 by the RADF, a rebel group, then recaptured the next day by the government, along with nearby Abéché that had been captured by a different rebel group, the UFDD.[1] On June 16, 2008 the town was the scene of a battle between rebels on government forces, with the rebels said to have won.

The town is served by Biltine Airport.

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