Cameroon Anglophone Separatists Attack French Region

Cameroon is asking civilians to return to towns in Francophone regions of the country after Anglophone separatists entered a French-speaking village in the West region and killed four government soldiers. The military says the separatists took weapons and freed suspects from prison before returning to their hideouts in the English-speaking north-west region. Cameroon's separatists have been fighting since 2017 to create an independent English-speaking state in the majority French-speaking country's western regions. The conflict has cost more than 3,000 lives and forced 550,000 people to flee to French-speaking regions of Cameroon or into neighbouring Nigeria, according to the United Nations.

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Deserted English speaking town of Buea (file photo).

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