Chad, Niger launch ground and air offensive against Boko Haram

Niger, Chad Launch Offensive Against Boko Haram

CNN reports that the move comes a day after Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS

Chad, Niger launch ground and air offensive against Boko Haram

Chad, Niger launch ground and air offensive against Boko Haram

Hundreds of troops from Chad and Niger launched a ground and aerial offensive against Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria on Sunday, according to residents and military sources from Niger.

The sweeping offensive is taking place along the Niger-Nigeria border, sources said, effectively opening a new front in the fight against the Islamist terror group.



This comes a day after Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in an audio message purported to be from leader Abubakar Shekau.





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