Chadian and Nigerian forces take Damasak from Boko Haram

200 members of radical Islamic insurgent group reported killed

(ANSA) - Rome, March 9 - Chadian and Nigerian military regained control of the Nigerian city Damasak from the radical Islamic group Boko Haram, a report citing a Chadian military source said Monday. More than 200 members of the Boko Haram died in the fighting on Sunday, reported the news site Koaci. Ten soldiers were killed, the security source said.
    Damasak fell into the hands of Boko Haram last November and is located 30 kilometers south of the city of Diffa.
    Boko Haram chief Aboubakar Shekau on Saturday pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) in an audio message.


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