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AFRICOM kicks off Operation Flintlock to counter jihadism in Africa


Last Monday started Flintlock, annual, African-led, Special Operations Forces, planned by Special Operations Command-Africa (AFRICOM) to develop the capacity and collaboration among African security forces to protect civilian populations.

This year Flintlock has scheduled to take place in Senegal with outstations in Mauritania.

Last Monday started Flintlock, annual, African-led, Special Operations Forces, planned by Special Operations Command-Africa (AFRICOM) to develop the capacity and collaboration among African security forces to protect civilian populations.

This year Flintlock has scheduled to take place in Senegal with outstations in Mauritania. The maneuvers involving more than 1,700 soldiers from thirty different countries of Africa, Europe and North America, which include Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom and United States.

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