Special Operations

​Cameroon's reconnaissance unit takes on Boko Haram

28th February 2017 - 14:00 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris


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Cameroon's elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) is again on the offensive with Operation Thunder 2 launching on 26 February in Nigeria, targeting Boko Haram positions.

Hours before the main Cameroonian body launched its first offensive, BIR operators had infiltrated into the operational area, checking planned entry routes, enemy positions ...

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