Soldiers in Cameroon, a Close U.S Ally, Commit Mass Rape

Cameroon soldiers, Burkina Faso soldiers and Niger soldiers train identifying a enemy, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Feb. 27, 2019. Hosted by Burkina Faso, Flintlock is designed to strengthen the ability of key partner nations in the region to counter violent extremist organizations, protect their borders and provide security for their people. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Dracorius white)

This raid appears to be the worse case of mass rape committed by a U.S. ally in Africa in recent years. Over the last decade, the United States aided Cameroon’s security forces to the tune of almost $224 million, according to Security Assistance Monitor, which tracks U.S. security aid and arms sales. Over that same span, U.S. troops trained elite Cameroonian forces and even saw combat alongside them. The U.S. military also built up a network of outposts integral to drone operations in the region.

Soldiers in Cameroon, a Close U.S Ally, Commit Mass Rape

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