Battle of Am Zoer

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Battle of Am Zoer
Part of Chadian Civil War (2005–10)
Date June 18, 2008
Location Am Zoer, Chad
Result Government victory
UFDD rebels
UFDD-F rebels
RFC rebels
Flag of Chad.svg Chadian National Army
Commanders and leaders
Mahamat Nouri
Aboud Mackaye
Timane Erdimi
Idriss Déby Itno
Casualties and losses
160-400 killed 3 dead

The Battle of Am Zoer occurred on June 18, 2008 when the Chadian army caught up with a rebel column that had been advancing towards the capital, N'Djamena. Sudanese forces were reported to have attacked Chadian positions on the border in previous days and the rebels had been seen passing through several eastern villages. The Chadian army engaged the rebels near the town of Am Zoer and routed them killing over 150 and capturing 20. Dozens of military vehicles were also recovered and three government soldiers died.