Niger, Chad troops open new front against Boko Haram

March 8, 2015 1:53 PM

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Niger, Chad troops open new front against Boko Haram

NIAMEY: The armies of Niger and Chad on Sunday launched a major ground and air offensive against Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, a source from the Niger government said.

The offensive opened up a new front against the Islamists as part of regional efforts to combat them and came after Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS in an audio message.

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