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Chad, Niger Launch Joint Offensive Against Boko Haram

The armies of Chad and Niger have launched a joint offensive against the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram. Military sources said Chadian and Nigerian forces began the offensive Sunday morning in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state. Sunday's strike marks Niger's first incursion deep into Nigerian territory; the country's troops had until now only fought Boko Haram in the border area. Chad has already sent troops many kilometers inside northeastern Nigeria,...

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