This was said by French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian during his address at the National Assembly.

Within the framework of the questions to the French Council of Ministers, Jean-Michel Clement , a “La République En Marche” party member asked the head of the defense department to comment on the military intervention in the territory of Chad. He also asked if there had been a strike, and if so, whether it was a change in the doctrine of France in the use of force.

Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed an airstrike against a convoy of cars that penetrated deep into the territory of Chad from the southern part of Libya. According to him, the rebels allegedly intended to carry out a coup there.

The head of the French Defense Ministry also noted that the President of Chad, Idriss Déby, asked to intervene in writing. He added that military intervention at the request of the Chadian leader “is fully consistent with international law.”

According to the French authorities, the blows were delivered in early February. As a result of the raid, the Air Force destroyed around 20 of the 50 vehicles heading towards N’Djamena. Also, some sources claim that the cars belonged to the rebel group “Union of Resistance Forces”. However, this information has not been confirmed.

After the military intervention of NATO countries in 2011, when France, in fact, participated in the overthrow of the Libyan government. Once one of the most prosperous and flourishing countries in Africa broke up into two parts and became a breeding ground for banditry and terrorism. Now there are two leaders in Libya. The first is the Government of National Unity, organized with the participation of Europe and the United Nations in Tripoli, and the second is the House of Representatives in Tobruk, which is actively supported by the National Army led by Khalifa Haftar and the people.

Let us draw attention to the statement of Jean-Yves Le Drian on the “compliance with international law”, which clearly shows how ambiguous the policies of Western countries are, especially when it comes to assessing the situation in Africa and the Middle East, where in some cases “rebels” find themselves terrorists and extremists in the eyes of Europe, and in others the same “rebels” receive material support and protection.

At the same time, if we recall the intervention of France in the Libyan coup d’état, then the words of Ministry of Defense head that military “help” was rendered “at the request of the legitimately elected president” also do not stand up to scrutiny.

Paris continues to conduct an “anti-terrorist operation” in the territory of the African Sahel after the events of 2011. The fact is that France continues to see certain interests in its former colonies, and, accordingly, interfere in the affairs of states, under the pretext of the “international law”.