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    There are reports the villagers from 3 villages opposed Boko Haram and killed 200+ of them.
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    Nigeria 'Committed' To Finding Kidnapped Girls

    Goodluck Jonathan was speaking at an international summit in Paris where Nigeria and its neighbours agreed an action plan to fight the Islamist militant group.French president Francois Hollande said this will involve sharing intelligence, protecting borders, and a quick response in a crisis.Mr Jonathan said Boko Haram was no longer a local threat but has become West Africa's al Qaeda.
    On Friday Barack Obama telephoned Mr Hollande to discuss the summit and the White House said the safe release of all 223 girls was now one of the US's main priorities.The international community has galvanised efforts to find the girls, who were kidnapped on April 14, with Britain, France and US sending specialist teams and equipment.
    Nigeria Kidnappings: Nations Declare War

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    Israeli Forces Reportedly on the Ground in Nigeria

    Members of a Nigerian delegation currently in Israel told Channel 2 News that their government had accepted the offer of Israeli aid, and confirmed that Israeli counter-terrorism experts were already en route to the West African nation.

    It was reported that at present, Israeli forces are helping to gather intelligence and guide Nigerian forces on how to best tackle the Boko Haram threat. Some Israeli radio commentators also suggested that Israeli special forces could be taking part in reconnaissance and combat operations.
    Israeli Forces Reportedly on the Ground in Nigeria - Israel Today | Israel News

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedicabby View Post

    any odds on the fact that they are from that well known alpha-numeric shop......

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    Twin Car Bombs Kill 118 in Nigeria
    May 21, 2014

    Nigerian officials say the bodies of 118 people have been recovered from the scene of a twin bombing in the crowded business section of the central city of Jos. The blasts, which occurred Tuesday at a busy marketplace, flattened several buildings and caused fires that were still burning hours later. Officials expect to find more bodies. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called the bombings "cruel and evil," and said he is fully committed to winning the war on terrorism. No one has claimed responsibility, but suspicion immediately fell on Boko Haram -- the Islamist extremist group blamed for thousands of deaths as it tries to set up a conservative Muslim state in the north. The group also is behind last month's kidnappings of nearly 300 schoolgirls from a remote village in Borno state. Nigerian lawmakers voted Tuesday to extend a state of emergency for six months in the northeast, where Boko Haram is most active.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf0012-aust View Post
    any odds on the fact that they are from that well known alpha-numeric shop......
    Canadian well known shop? Go out of your work and ask somebody to tell you wtf JTF-2 means or to name you the Canadian equivalent of SAS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    Canadian well known shop? Go out of your work and ask somebody to tell you wtf JTF-2 means or to name you the Canadian equivalent of SAS
    you might have misunderstood - I know who JTF-2 are through work - I was curious as to what the traffic was coming out of canada re their movements

    (ie i was being deliberately obtuse)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf0012-aust View Post
    you might have misunderstood - I know who JTF-2 are through work - I was curious as to what the traffic was coming out of canada re their movements
    My point was on the word well before known. They are good because they are off the radar for most of the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gf0012-aust View Post
    you might have misunderstood - I know who JTF-2 are through work - I was curious as to what the traffic was coming out of canada re their movements

    (ie i was being deliberately obtuse)
    It's the other alphabet soup, CANSOFCOM or COMFOSCAN. From the sounds of it, this is more the area of CSOR than JTF2.

    However, the best suited would be the Pioneers but they don't belong to CANSOFCOM.
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    A number of years ago Nigeria purchased a handful of Israeli Aerostar drones with extensive range and thermal imaging. The intent was to monitor oil pipelines increasingly under attack from militants. These would be an ideal platform in searching for the kidnapped girls. The problem is, Nigeria never signed a maintenance contract nor purchased spare parts. These drones are now not operational and are probably sitting in a hanger somewhere without the requisite intake/vent covers.

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    The Nigerian military says it now knows where the kidnapped girls are being held, but considers a rescue attempt too risky.

    BBC

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    Considering how many people these Boko Haram a-holes are slaughtering every day in Nigeria, I think an even bigger priority should be placed on how to encircle and destroy the terrorists. I hate to say it, but it would be a shame if holding these girls hostage buys the terrorists breathing room to continue their campaign of mass slaughter of school children, innocent people, and security personnel.

    31 soldiers just on Monday. 59 school kids shot or burned to death in February.

    Boko Haram attack kills 31 Nigerian security personnel | Reuters

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