Nigeria says its forces recapture towns from Boko Haram

February 16, 2015 2:25 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian troops backed by air strikes recaptured the northeastern towns of Monguno and Marte from Islamist Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, the military said in a statement.

Boko Haram fighters had seized Monguno on the shores of Lake Chad last month in an offensive that also targeted a town called Konduga and the outskirts and the airport of the main northeastern city of Maiduguri.

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