Nigeria Kills 42 Islamic State Fighters in Military Offensive
[BLOOMBERG] At least 42 fighters aligned with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
West Africa Province were killed in Nigeria on Friday and several maimed after troops launched an offensive in the Lake Chad area of country’s northeast.

One Nigerian soldier was killed and 10 were maimed in the operation led by the Multinational Joint Task Force, military front man Timothy Antigha said in an emailed statement Saturday. It was the heaviest loss inflicted on the group known as Iswap in six months, he said.

The raid came after five Iswap fighters were killed and one captured earlier in the week following a failed attempt
Curses! Foiled again!
to attack a military base in Ngouma, Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, Antigha said.

Posted by: Fred 2019-06-23