Tag Archives: SIERRA LEONE CIVIL WAR

“AGAINST ALL ODDS” – EEBEN BARLOW; EXCERPTS ON JOINT OPERATIONS INVOLVING EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES, NIGERIAN FORCES, SIERRA LEONE ARMY AND KAMAJOR MILITIAMEN

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES) Kabbah finally agreed that EO should locate RUF HQ that Sankoh was using and destroy it..the base was … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

NIGERIAN ECOMOG ARTILLERYMEN

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen prepare to swing into action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 January 1999 (photo credit: NEW YORK TIMES)

Posted in ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, TERRORISM, Uncategorized, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

RECOMMENDED READING (NIGERIAN ECOMOG OPERATIONS): ” FROM SAS TO BLOOD DIAMOND WARS” BY HAMISH ROSS AND FRED MARAFONO – REVIEWED BY PECCAVI

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen dismount for action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 Jan 1999 HIGHLIGHTS * Tells a story about a British Special Forces mercenary and the Sierra Leonean Deputy Minister of Defence(Chief Sam Hinga-Norman) * Arguably the best … Continue reading

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BLOG EXCLUSIVE: ECOMOG AIR OPERATIONS(II) -SPOTLIGHT ON THE PHASES AND STATISTICS OF ‘OPERATION LIBERTY (1990-97)’ AND ‘OPERATION SANDSTORM(1997-98)’

A Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet deployed for ECOMOG operations at the Lungi Airport,Sierra Leone 1999 SOURCE: Board of Officers to Assess the Nigerian Air Force Participation in “OPERATION LIBERTY” and “OPERATION SANDSTORM” (reviewed 19 Feb. 2001-Feb. 2002) excerpted by … Continue reading

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, DEFENCE INDUSTRIES & PRODUCTION, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, GULF OF GUINEA, LIBERIA, MARITIME SAFETY AND SECURITY, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN AIR FORCE, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, U.S. AFRICA COMMAND, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

ECOMOG WAR STORIES: NIGERIAN MILITARY TAKE FREETOWN..PLUS OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

Panhard VBL recce vehicle and Pinzgauer All Terrain Vehicle on ECOMOG operations in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 1999 WSWS.org By Bill Vann 21 February 1998 Following a nine-day offensive and a bombardment of the city of Freetown,Nigerian military forces succeeded in … Continue reading

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TRIBUTE TO UNSUNG ECOMOG HEROES: BATTLE OF FREETOWN II

Nigerian ECOMOG artillerymen dismount for action during the Battle of Freetown II, 10 Jan 1999

Posted in AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN ARMY, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, SIERRA LEONE, TERRORISM, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments

ECOMOG IN SIERRA LEONE: AFTERMATH OF THE BATTLE OF FREETOWN I(FEB.1998)

ARMS surrendered by or seized from the ousted renegade AFRC junta forces and their RUF rebel allies

Posted in AFRICA, AFRICAN ARMED FORCES, ARMED CONFLICT, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, MILITARY HARDWARE, MILITARY PHOTOS, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN MILITARY HISTORY, SIERRA LEONE, URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments