293 girls and women rescued from the Boko Haram in Nigeria

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The evacuation from the Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria began on Tuesday. The military is flying in medical and intelligence teams to examine the females, according Col. Sani Usman. Several terrorist camps were destroyed in the forest.  Amnesty International said this month that at least 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since the start of 2014. Boko Haram used some of them as armed human shields, a first line of defense that fired at troops. Boko Haram’s six-year insurgency in north-east Nigeria has left at least 15,000 dead and 1.5 million people homeless. Now, Nigeria’s military says it has driven the Islamic extremists out of all towns.

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