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Boko Haram members also gunned down nearly 50 college students and teachers in an agricultural college in Nigeria in late September, 2013

Daesh, or ISIS – also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – has now spread its tentacles into Nigeria, where the Boko Haram terror organization formally pledged its allegiance to the group this weekend.

More than 50 people are dead and some 140 others wounded in northeast Nigeria following a suicide bombing allegedly carried out by Boko Haram. The Nigerian terror group has been attempting to create its own Islamic state in northern Nigeria since 2009.

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Forces from Niger, Cameroon and Chad launched a ground and air offensive early Sunday against the terrorist force in northeastern Nigeria, the BBC reported. More than 8,000 troops have been gathered to create a regional force endorsed by the African Union, to target the terrorists in Borno State.

Radical Islamists from another North African terror group, al-Murabitun, shot and killed five people at a bar popular with expatriates in Mali on Saturday.

One French national, a Belgian citizen and three Malians were killed, along with eight others who were wounded. Al-Murabitun claimed responsibility for the attack in an audio message, according to the Maritanian news agency Al Akhbar

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

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  1. The BH leader is a psychopathic kill…every picture of him shows a glee on his face and in his eyes. He is joyously happy killing people…running filthy and dirty thru the jungle like a rouge animal. Even animals don't act like that unless it's gone mad and then it's hunted down and killed. So where are the mighty warriors of the African nations??? Hunt this group down!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop the killing!!!!!!!!!!
    This is worse than a plague like Ebola.

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