Using troops and planes, 3 African nations battle Boko Haram

February 4, 2015 2:30 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Three militaries, using ground troops and warplanes, fought Boko Haram on at least two fronts Wednesday with hundreds of the Islamic fighters reported dead as the conflict took on a growing international perspective.

Chad's army said its troops were attacked Tuesday in Cameroon by Boko Haram, the Nigerian extremist group that has slaughtered and kidnapped civilians and has had the upper hand against Nigeria's military. The Chadian troops' response underscores other African nation's newfound resoluteness to comba...

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