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Operation Rattle Snake 2: NAF Strikes ISWAP Fighters At Kollaram, Borno

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NAF AIR STRIKES NEUTRALIZE ISWAP FIGHTERS, TAKE OUT MORE TERRORISTS TARGETS AT KOLLARAM IN BORNO STATE AS OPERATION RATTLE SNAKE 2 CONTINUES 

1.     Air strikes being conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE as part of the ongoing Operation RATTLE SNAKE 2 have continued to yield tremendous results. The latest of these is the destruction of portions of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) tactical headquarters and neutralization of some of their fighters at Kollaram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State. 

2.     The operation was executed in 2 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. 

3.     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.

4.     You are please requested to disseminate this information and show the attached declassified short video clip of the attack through your medium for the awareness of the general public. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA

Air Commodore

Director of Public Relations and Information

Nigerian Air Force

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