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Chad army destroys Boko Haram bases

Retaliation in response to terror group attack that killed 98 Chadian soldiers

Ahmet Emin Donmez   | 04.04.2020
Chad army destroys Boko Haram bases

ANKARA 

Chad destroyed five bases of the Boko Haram terror group Saturday following an attack on a military base March 23 that killed 98 Chadian soldiers. 

The bases in Niger and Nigeria were destroyed as part of “Operation Boma's Wrath," according to Chad’s presidency who said operations against the terror group would continue without pause.

Boko Haram launched a bloody insurgency in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria but later spread its atrocities to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, which prompted a military response.

More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram terror activities in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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