29 Apr '15, 2pm

Boko Haram rolls with the punches, remains a threat

Boko Haram rolls with the punches, remains a threat

In the past few months, the tide has turned against Nigeria-based Boko Haram as coalition forces have successfully pushed the terrorist group from the majority of its strongholds. At the beginning of March, forces from Chad and Niger joined Nigeria to collectively fight against Boko Haram. This offensive has made significant headway, but it has not neutralized the terrorist outfit. On the heels of its pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), Boko Haram has continued launching attacks across the region, illustrating that it remains a threat with several cells still active across a broad amount of territory. Over 2,000 members of Boko Haram swarmed Marte and adjoining communities in Borno state on Friday. The border town was overrun as hundreds of soldiers fled, allowing Boko Haram to take control of it for the third time . Marte has intermittently been under the jihadi...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2015/04/boko-haram...

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