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Nigerian Military Battles Boko Haram to Retake Barracks

The Nigerian military reported fresh fighting with Boko Haram insurgents on Monday, a day after the group seized an army barracks in northeastern Borno state and attacked the state capital, Maiduguri. Defense spokesman General Chris Olukolade told VOA that an "operation involving air and land assets is underway" to retake the barracks in Monguno, about 180 kilometers northwest of Maiduguri.  Also, the army said on Twitter that troops battled militants Sunday night...

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