Cameroon Military Launch Special Operations Against Boko Haram In The Lake Chad Area

Cameroonian armed forces, launched last Friday, a special operation in the Lake Chad area to neutralize Boko Haram, sources tell Cameroon Concord.

Special forces from the Cameroonian military, from the Sector 1 of the Joint Multinational Forces (FMM) based in Mora (Far North) region, supported by the Alpha operations and Emergence 4 units  grouped together last Friday to launch the military offensive against the insurgents.

The operation according to military sources is the  largest, ever conducted by the Cameroonian defence forces since the outbreak of the war against Boko Haram.

 

The last special operation conducted by Cameroonian defence forces on  May 10th and 11th of  2016, against the bases of Boko Haram in the forest of Madawaya in neigbouring   Nigerian,resulted in the neutralization and the complete destruction of three camps of the sect.

One of Boko Haram's leaders, called  Boukar KAOU, was captured along with five of his fellow fighters during this special operation.

Also during this operation, 58 Boko Haram  terrorrists were neutralized, several weapons recovered, including three AK47 assault rifles, 02 assault rifles, 18 hunting weapons and landmines.

This new operation, we learn, has been pushed forward and supported by the Cameroonian authorities, meanwhile  another operation led by the Chadian army is on the other side pushing on to drive the insurgents out of the southern boarders of  Niger, where the Islamist sect recently caused numerous casualties within the military  and  civilians.

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