'Chad backing Darfur rebels'

Andrew Heavens

Andrew Heavens

KHARTOUM - Sudan accused Chadian forces of entering its Darfur region to ferry supplies to rebels involved in a recent surge of fighting.

Chad denied the accusation yesterday.

Relations between the oil-producing neighbours are on a knife-edge after Chad earlier this week said Sudan was backing a new insurgent coalition against the N'Djamena government. Both countries accused each other of using rebels to launch proxy attacks on their capitals last year - although Khartoum and N'Djamena resumed shaky diplomatic relations in November. - Reuters