A boy walks through the remains of a village razed by Boko Haram Islamists outside Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on December 17. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Extremists loyal to Islamic State raise flag over Nigerian town and key military base

  • Attempts by the Nigerian military to retake the northeastern town of Baga have been repelled by Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram
  • The area houses an important base for the multinational force fighting the Boko Haram insurgents
Topic |   Islamic militancy

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A boy walks through the remains of a village razed by Boko Haram Islamists outside Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on December 17. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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