Chadian rebels said Monday they withdrew voluntarily from Chad's capital overnight, but it was unclear if they succumbed to the force of helicopter gunships and tanks deployed by government forces.
Rebel spokesman Abderaman Koulamallah said "we decided to retreat to give the population a chance to get out."
A hotel operator at the Meridien hotel said soldiers were patrolling the streets.
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