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A man walks past burned-out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village, near Maiduguri, Jan. 31, 2016 (AP photo Jossy Ola).

As Atrocities Mount, Nigeria’s Military Still Counts on Continued U.S. Support

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

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