Nigeria Recaptures 11 Towns, Kills 300 Boko Haram Fighters


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Nigerian forces backed by air strikes have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture 11 towns and villages since the start of the week, the military said on Wednesday.

“Several weapons and equipment were also captured and some destroyed,” defence spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade said in a statement.

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