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  1. Chadian soldiers and journalists stand next to decaying corpses under a bridge in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 20, 2015.

    Nigeria Declares Victory Over Boko Haram

    They’ve won — he says. President Muhammadu Buhari says his forces have the Islamic extremists on the run and have “technically won the war,” with the group confined to its home base of Borno state. But while Boko Haram may not be confronting the nation’s military directly, as it has often done during the six-year conflict, it can still wreak other havoc with improvised explosives. And in a recent 24-hour period, such attacks reportedly killed seven, making it likely that Buhari will have to extend his Dec. 31 deadline to defeat the militants.

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