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Air Force destroys another ISWAP hideout in Borno State

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In continuation of Operation Rattle Snake III, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed another Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed compounds housing them at Kaza in the northern part of Borno State.

A statement signed yesterday in Abuja by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the air strike was executed on Wednesday, following credible intelligence reports indicating that some ISWAP elements, who relocated from nearby Tongule, had set up camp in a cluster of compounds at Kaza, along with their logistics supplies.

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Daramola said: “The identified location within the settlement was attacked by the ATF’s fighter jets after confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions showed significant presence of terrorists.

“This resulted in the destruction of the structures and the neutralisation of some of the ISWAP fighters.”

He added that the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign to shape the battle space in the northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

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