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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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NIGERIAN ARMY TRAINING ANOTHER BATTALION FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS; EARMARK 2 BATTALIONS IN THE LAGOS AREA FOR ECOMIB OPERATIONS IN GUINEA BISSAU, MEDICAL UNIT FOR ONUCI OPERATIONS IN COTE D’IVOIRE

Troops of 323 Air Defence Artillery Regiment conclude pre-deployment training preparatory to deploying in Darfur. 4 January, 2013 PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 28 February, 2013 Nigeria has earmarked troops from two battalions in Ojo … 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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NIGERIA COMPLETE FULL TROOP DEPLOYMENT FOR AFISMA OPERATIONS..2 NAF C130 HERCULES PLANES MOVE TROOPS AND HARDWARE, ONE RAF C130 MOVES EQUIPMENT; 1, 210 ARMY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL ON GROUND IN MALI AND NIGER

A Nigerian Air Force C130-H30 Hercules plane in Kaduna, Nigeria waits to convey troops to Mali PAN AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY 28 February, 2013 excerpts Nigeria has deployed the full complement of 1,200 troops it pledged for the African led International … Continue reading

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HIGH-LEVEL NIGERIAN MILITARY TEAM VISIT NATIONAL SPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY; NIGERIASAT-X RELAYING AREA IMAGERY TO NIGERIAN AFISMA CONTINGENT

The US$300 million NIGCOMSAT-1R is Nigeria’s fourth orbiting satellite. Beegeagle’s Blog 23 February, 2013 A high-level military delegation led by the Chief of Communications, Defence Headquarters Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith has paid a working visit to the Director General … Continue reading

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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

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