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U.S. Sends Troops To Fight Boko Haram In Cameroon

The forces will be conducting airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday informed Congress he is sending about 300 U.S. military personnel to Cameroon, the White House said, part of a stepped-up effort by Washington to counter the violent group Boko Haram.

An advance force of U.S. military personnel has arrived in Cameroon, an administration official said on condition of anonymity.

The forces will be conducting airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, the official said, adding they would be armed for their own protection. 

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