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NIGERIA BEGINS WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM MALI

Nigerian MISMA troops in a Landcruiser gun-truck in Mali LEADERSHIP July 31, 2013 The Defence Headquarters has stated that it will begin the withdrawal of some Nigerian troops from the Peace Support Operations in Mali as from tomorrow. The Director … Continue reading

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FEDERAL GOVT ORDERS WITHDRAWAL OF NIGERIAN TROOPS FROM MALI

Troops and Browning M2 HMG-armed Landcruiser gun-trucks of the Nigerian Army at Banamba THE GUARDIAN 17 July, 2013 PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the withdrawal of the country‚Äôs troops from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). MINUSMA … Continue reading

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MISMA OPERATIONS IN MALI: THE STRATEGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SETTING AND THE ENGAGEMENTS OF NIGERIAN TROOPS STATIONED AT NARA

Browning M2 12.7mm HMG-armed Landcruiser gun-trucks of the Nigerian Army in Mali aBAMAKO 15 April, 2013 (Translated from French) The acting President visited the Malian and Nigerian forces that secure the area exposed to attacks by armed bandits.Located on the … Continue reading

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906 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS CONCLUDE PRE-DEPLOYMENT TRAINING, SET TO RELIEVE COMRADES DEPLOYED IN MALI ; NIGERIAN TROOPS DEPLOYED TO THE STRATEGIC TOWN OF NARA AND RERE

A Nigerian Army desert warfare crew and Landcruiser gun-truck armed with a Browning M2 12.7mm calibre heavy machine gun in Mali NEWS24 2013-06-17 Abuja Nigeria has announced plans to deploy more than 900 soldiers to maintain peace in crisis-torn Mali. … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN TROOPS TO REMAIN IN MALI

Nigerian soldiers in the shade of a Mali-bound Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules plane VOICE OF NIGERIA 21 May, 2013 Abuja The Nigerian troops sent to Mali for peacekeeping operations are to remain in Mali for now, contrary to speculations … Continue reading

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CHAD COMMENCE WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM MALI AFTER 3 SOLDIERS ARE KILLED IN KIDAL SUICIDE BLAST; SAY TROOPS UNSUITED TO SHADOWY, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE

By David Lewis DAKAR Sun Apr 14, 2013(Reuters) Chad will withdraw its troops from Mali where they risk being bogged down in guerrilla war after helping to drive Islamists from northern towns,President Idriss Deby said in comments broadcast on Sunday. … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY COMMISSION FRENCH LANGUAGE LABORATORY; INTRODUCE 8-WEEK PROFICIENCY COURSE TO BOOST COMMUNICATION WITH FRANCOPHONE AFRICAN ARMIES DURING JOINT OPERATIONS

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Onyeabo Ihejirika addresses Mali-bound Nigerian soldiers VOICE OF NIGERIA 9 April, 2013 Lagos The Nigerian Army has commissioned a standard computerized French Language lab in Lagos. This is part of the efforts to enhance communication … Continue reading

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MALI CONFLICT: 400 SENEGALESE TROOPS ARRIVE IN GAO

ITN SOURCE 1 April, 2013 Around 400 Senegalese soldiers, part of the African regional intervention force, arrive in Gao to help the Malian army assure security. Senegalese soldiers seen at a troop review with the Governor of Gao on Saturday … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY PROCURE 35 DESERT TERRAIN VEHICLES FOR MALI OPERATIONS; TO BE DEPLOYED AFTER APPROPRIATE MODIFICATIONS BY ARMY ENGINEERS

Nigerian soldiers exit a Nigerian Air Force C130 Hercules THISDAY By Senator Iroegbu 12 March, 2013 The Nigerian Army has procured 35 desert terrain vehicles to be deployed to the troops in support of the African-led International Support Mission to … Continue reading

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CHAD CLAIMS IT KILLED JIHADIST CHIEFS, ABOU ZEID AND MOKHTAR BELMOKHTAR; MAURITANIAN NEWS AGENCY OFFERS CONTRADICTORY ACCOUNT

Abou Zeid 02/03/2013 N’DJAMENA, Chad (AFP) Chad said its troops in northern Mali on Saturday killed the one-eyed Islamist leader who masterminded an assault on an Algerian gas plant that left 37 foreign hostages dead in January. The Chadian army, … Continue reading

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