The US says the UN approves sanctions against al-Qaida-linked terrorist group Boko Haram

May 22, 2014 8:08 PM

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UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council has imposed sanctions against the al-Qaida-linked terrorist group Boko Haram, which has carried out a wave of deadly attacks and the recent abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the United States said Thursday.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power welcomed the council's action, calling it "an important step in support of the government of Nigeria's efforts to defeat Boko Haram and hold its murderous leadership accountable for atrocities."

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