Cameroon’s Special Forces Kill Over 100 Militants, Release Nearly 900 Hostages

F2FA December 02, 2015
Cameroon Military

Cameroon Military

Cameroon Military

Cameroon‘s special operations unit announced that they killed more than 100 terrorists last week, reports BBC.

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Called a “special clean-up operation,” Cameroon Defense Minister Joseph Beti Assomo says that between last Thursday and Saturday, they “neutralized” more than 100 Boko Haram militants along the border Cameroon shares with Nigeria.

The operation released hundreds of hostages and gained a number of arms.

Assomo explained over national radio, “[Troops were able] to release almost 900 hostages [and] seize a large stock of arms and munitions as well as black-and-white Islamic State flags.”

While the Minister’s claims are yet to be verified, the Central West African country has landed in the cross hairs of the Nigeria-based terror organization since it joined forces with its neighbor to fight the Islamic terrorist group in 2014.

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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: June 19, 2018


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