Category Archives: CHAD

SPOTLIGHT ON THE SUKHOI SU-25 FROGFOOT

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ANOTHER SUSPECTED TERRORISTS’ HIDEOUT DISCOVERED IN LAGOS PROPERTY OF AN ‘UNNAMED STATE GOVERNMENT’ ; 93 SUSPECTS HANDED OVER TO IMMIGRATION

Boko Haram militants pose in front of satellite imagery of Bauchi, NE Nigeria VANGUARD March 26, 2013 By Evelyn Usman Fresh facts emerged, Monday, on the presence of more illegal aliens suspected to be terrorists in Ijora area of Lagos, … Continue reading

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MALI, NIGERIA, NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE, NIGERIA POLICE FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SPECIAL TASK FORCE, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

THIRTEEN CHADIAN SOLDIERS, 65 REBELS KILLED IN NORTHEAST MALI

Fri Feb 22, 2013 N’DJAMENA (Reuters) Thirteen Chadian soldiers were killed in fighting in northern Mali on Friday, the heaviest casualties sustained by French and African troops since the launch of a military campaign against Islamist rebels there six weeks … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES DEPLOYED IN CAMEROON

(Photo credit: EURONEWS) REUTERS Wednesday, February 20,2013 French special forces have arrived in northern Cameroon to help locate a French family who were kidnapped yesterday and moved to Nigeria, a local governor said today. The abduction of three adults and … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, CAMEROON, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CARAT(BELGIUM) BLACK SCORPION FAST ATTACK VEHICLES + ACMAT(FRANCE) BASTION PATSAS PROTECTED VEHICLE OF THE CHADIAN ARMY

Chadian troops in ‘technicals’ and Belgian-made(Carat) Black Scorpion Fast Attack Vehicles at Gorou, 6 miles outside Niamey in Niger prepare for an overland crossing into NE Mali (REUTERS photo) http://trust.org/resize_image?path=/dotAsset/5fa689cd-0389-44e5-9bcc-25e82f748856.jpg&w=649 A close-up shot of the protected Black Scorpion Fast Attack … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, NIGER, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | 14 Comments

ISLAMISTS OPEN ‘NEW FRONT’ IN MALI; MUJAO SAY COMMITTED TO THE AMBUSH OF MILITARY CONVOYS AND PLANTING LANDMINES

07/02/2013 by Serge Daniel GAO, Mali (AFP) Islamist rebels chased from their territory by French-led forces in northern Mali said Thursday they had opened a new front in the conflict with guerrilla attacks and landmines, one of which killed four … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BENIN, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FRENCH FORCES CLASH WITH REBELS NEAR GAO IN MALI; FRANCE WANTS UN MALI FORCE IN PLACE BY APRIL

BAMAKO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) French soldiers clashed with armed rebels near Gao in northern Mali on Tuesday after the coalition forces of French and Malian troops had recaptured the major towns in their battle against the al-Qaida backed Islamist groups … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGER, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY TAKE DELIVERY OF PATROL BOATS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY…FOC-WEST REQUESTS SUPPORT WITH LARGER PLATFORMS IN THE OVER 32 METRE CATEGORY; NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY, NIGERIAN NAVY TO ENSURE SAFE NAVIGATION

Nigerian Navy gunboats(not the NPA’s largesse) DREDGING TODAY 1 February, 2013 The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, CAMEROON, CHAD, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, INFRASTRUCTURE, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, JOINT(MILITARY)TASK FORCE IN THE NIGER DELTA, JOS ETHNORELIGIOUS CONFLICT, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN NAVY, PEACE SUPPORT OPERATIONS, PIRACY, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, VETERANS AFFAIRS, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

FRENCH DEFEAT OF ISLAMISTS MAY BE FLEETING

A column of French 90mm gun-armed Panhard Sagaie Armoured Fighting Vehicles advance in northern Mali VOICE OF AMERICA Jeff Seldin (31 Jan, 2013) French forces pushing Islamist militants out of their last strongholds in northern Mali have been met with … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGER, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NATIONS PLEDGE US$455.5 MILLION FOR MALI’S SECURITY

A Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules in Kaduna, Nigeria waits to convey troops to Mali ADDIS ABABA Jan. 29 (Xinhua) Leaders from African countries and donors from other continents on Tuesday pledged 455.5 million U.S. dollars for Mali’s efforts to … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ANSAR DINE, ARMED CONFLICT, BENIN, CHAD, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MALI, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, MOVEMENT FOR ONENESS AND JUSTICE IN WEST AFRICA, NIGER, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment