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US blacklists Nigeria's Boko Haram as terror group

The United States on Wednesday designated Nigeria's radical Islamist Boko Haram network and an offshoot known as Ansaru as terror groups, bowing to months of pressure to act. Both groups have spread terror in northeastern and central Nigeria and are blamed for thousands of deaths as they battle to set up an Islamic state. "These designations are an important and appropriate step, but only one ...
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Added November 13, 2013
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