WRAPUP 1-Nigeria military says it kills 300 Islamists as neighbours join fight

February 18, 2015 6:42 PM

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MAROUA, Cameroon/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Feb 18 (Reuters) - N igerian forces have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, the military said on Wednesday, as its war increasingly sucked in neighbours Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

The latest fighting comes as the tide has appeared to turn against Boko Haram, with neighbouring countries plagued by cross border attacks weighing in against the insurgents.

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