Cameroon forces kill 162 Boko Haram militants, retake the city

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Yaounde – Cameroon’s government says its troops have resumed in northern Nigeria city of Goshi Boko Haram, killing 162 militants in a weekend operation.

Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary said late Monday that Cameroon special forces also released about 100 detainees held by the extremists, including Cameroonians and Nigerians. He

said two members of the Cameroon army were killed.

Bakary said the operation of February 11 to February 14 destroyed several bomb factories and two training centers of the former bastion Boko Haram and soldiers seized vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

Amnesty International says Nigeria-based Boko Haram has killed over 20 000 people in its six-year insurgency.

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