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VOA Exclusive: Nigeria Brings S. African, Foreign Mercenaries Into Boko Haram Fight

South African and other foreign soldiers in Nigeria are fighting against Boko Haram, engaging in ground combat and flying combat air sorties, Nigerian soldiers told VOA Thursday. The fighting comes as the Nigerian government tries to notch battlefield victories ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections later this month. Nigerian government officials confirmed the presence of foreign military personnel, but said they were only advisers accompanying military equipment purchased...

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