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Big Game: U.S. Soldiers’ Secret Hunt for Jihadists in a Kenyan Forest | The Daily Beast
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Big Game: U.S. Soldiers’ Secret Hunt for Jihadists in a Kenyan Forest | The Daily Beast

Tucked into the northeast end of the country’s coast, the Boni National Reserve is a fairy-tale paradise, a resplendent ecosystem packed with elephantine baobab trees and hydra-headed doum palms. This mix of riverine forest and swampy grassland is home to some of the country’s largest herds of game, and to rare species like the wild dog, Somali lion, and reticulated giraffe.

There are no rhinoceros left here, but Doza Diza, 66, talks about seeing kifaru often. The safari word for rhino has been re-purposed by the locals as a name for the armor-plated Humvees whose machine-gun mounts recall the animal’s distinctive horn.

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