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NAF destroys ISWAP tactical headquarters in lake chad

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The Nigerian Air Firce (NAF) says the Air strikes being conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed portions of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) tactical headquarters and killed some of their fighters at Kollaram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.

The NAF in a statement on Friday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF spokesperson said the operation is the gains of the ongoing Operation RATTLE SNAKE 2.

Daramola stated that the operation was executed in two waves of attacks carried out on 4 and 5 January 2020 following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the identification of compounds within the settlement where the terrorists’ leaders were housed.

“Accordingly, the ATF detailed its fighter aircraft to attack the identified hideouts in different parts of the settlement, destroying the structures and killing several terrorists, including a few that were spotted near a cluster of buildings at the northern edge of the location”.

He assures that the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

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