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Defeating Boko Haram
Defeating Boko Haram

The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were mourning their loss, an even more horrific terrorist outrage was unfolding thousands of miles away in Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants linked to al-Qaida attacked towns and villages in the country's impoverished northeast. Human rights groups say the rampage leveled every building in the area and left as many as 2,000 people lying dead in the streets. Authorities there say the violence has not stopped. Last April, when Boko...

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