Nigeria continues airstrikes on Boko Haram bases, destroys 11

Nigeria’s military says it has carried out air
strikes against militant Islamist group Boko
Haram “deep inside” the Sambisa forest,
destroying at least 11 of its bases.
Advancing ground troops killed several of the
militants, and rescued civilians – including
women and children – held captive, it added
in a statement. Three soldiers were killed, and
two others were wounded in the fighting, the
statement said.
The Sambisa forest, along the border with
Cameroon, is believed to be the last major
stronghold of Boko Haram. Its fighters lost
towns under its control in north-eastern
Nigeria earlier this year, but the group
continues to carry out bombings.
On Saturday, three suicide attacks hit an
island on Lake Chad, killing at least 27
people, security sources said.

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