Location in Chad
|Coordinates: 14°31′39″N 20°55′36″E / 14.52750°N 20.92667°E|
|Region||Wadi Fira Region|
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. 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.