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Boko Haram Leader ‘Kills Self’ in Fight With ISWAP Jihadists

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau killed himself in a fight against rival jihadist fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province according to audio AFP obtained from the group Sunday, two weeks after reports emerged that he had died.

His death marks a major shift in Nigeria’s 12-year-old jihadist insurgency that has killed more than 40,000 people and displaced around two million in the northeast.

Boko Haram has not yet officially commented on the death of their leader while the Nigerian army said it was investigating the claim.

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Suspected jihadists massacred at least 160 civilians in Burkina Faso’s north, the deadliest attack since Islamist violence erupted in 2015, local officials said Sunday.

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OPINIONAs Iran and its proxies become more emboldened in their ambitions, the US should consider better assisting its allies in confronting Tehran and defending mutual security interests.

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Police in northwest Nigeria's Kebbi state said Sunday that the death toll from an attack by a gang of cattle thieves on seven villages Thursday had risen to 88.

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Russia is developing a range of unmanned urban combat vehicles. All the Shturm series vehicles are being built on the chassis of the T-72B3 tank and will be mobile controlled

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