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President Obama orders 300 American troops to Cameroon to support fight against Boko Haram

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President Obama on Wednesday, October 14, said he had ordered 300 troops to Cameroon to work with West African soldiers seeking to counter the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. In a letter to Congress, Obama said that the troops would provide “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance” in the region.

White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, said that the troops would be armed for their protection but that they would not engage in combat.

President Obama said that an advance force of about 90 military personnel had begun deploying to Cameroon, which borders Nigeria, on Monday, October 12. Administration officials said that unarmed Predator drones would be sent with the troops, who will aid a multinational task force composed of soldiers from Cameroon, Chad, Benin, Niger and Nigeria.

Source: The New York Times


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  1. Well am not in favor of what the Boko Haram groups are doing. But I hope you guys are not going to add insult to injury. We want our men alive no casualty or death. Amen!

  2. I really wonder why a group like boko haram is hard to be defeated by the combine forces of Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad and other countries in the region. What is really going on? Can somebody tell me? Now the US is involved with three hundred soldiers- is Obama kidding me? Some one talk to me. This boko haram should be that strong.

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