Nigerian military says it destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps




 
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May 17th, 2015  
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Nigeria's military destroyed 10 Boko Haram camps in the country's remote northeast on Sunday as it pressed on with an offensive against militant Islamist fighters now confined to a final hideout there, the army said. A military statement said troops had killed many Boko Haram militants in the Sambisa forest and captured several armored vehicles and anti-aircraft guns. Thousands of people have been killed and several million displaced in a six-year Boko Haram insurgency that at its height saw the group control an area the size of Belgium. Boko Haram, whose name roughly translates as 'Western education is sinful' in the Hausa language, has hit back with a series of raids over the last week, including two assaults on the regional capital Maiduguri.

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