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Flintlock 2018 enhancing SOF interoperability

16th April 2018 - 19:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Special operations forces from across West Africa have come together as part of Exercise Flintlock 2018 to enhance skill sets and interoperability with partner nation forces from throughout NATO.

The latest iteration of the exercise, which has been running since 2005 under the command of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), officially opened on 11th April in Niamey, Niger, with exercise officials describing how the annual training program would see around 1,900 special operations troops participating in the 10-day training cycle.

The exercise follows the death of four US Army Special Forces operators in Niger, who while conducting a Military ...

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