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Cameroon military rescues 300 Boko Haram captives along northern border

The Cameroon military has transported more than 300 civilians, mostly women and children, who were rescued from Boko Haram terrorist captivity along the border with Nigeria and Chad to a military post in northern Cameroon this week, VOA reported yesterday.

The source cited the army confirming that a significant number of militants from the Nigeria-based insurgent group were eliminated in a border operation named Alpha, in which 200 government troops participated.

At least 36,000 people have been killed and 3 million have fled their homes since 2009, when fighting between Nigerian government troops and Boko Haram militants spread to Cameroon, Niger and Chad according to the United Nations.

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