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20 Boko Haram Islamists
killed in Borno

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 3/3/2013 10:44:42 AM

Kano – The military said Sunday that it killed 20 Boko Haram Islamists while repelling an attack by the extremist group in the embattled northeastern state of Borno. “Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack a military barracks (in Borno) at about 5:00 am (0400 GMT),” spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement. He said the attack occurred in the village of Monguno, about 200 kilometres (124 miles) from Borno’s restive capital of Maiduguri, considered Boko Haram’s home base where the radical group has been blamed for scores of deadly attacks.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 3/3/2013 10:57:10 AM     (No. 9205819)

Nice headline. I understand the words "20", "killed", and "in" - - but the rest of it needs serious translation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 3/3/2013 11:28:03 AM     (No. 9205873)

When I was in college in the 70´s, the guy in the next room was a Borneo Muslim. He was going out with an Irish girl.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/3/2013 11:32:58 AM     (No. 9205880)

my knowledge of geography is at least as good as most Jeopardy contestants, but I had absolutely no idea where any of these named cities/states could be located. At first I thought someone has misspelled Borneo - but after seeing ´´Borno´´ at least 4 times in the article I concluded that that must indeed be what the author means. I had to get to the end to find (at least I think I´m right) Nigeria mentioned.

Guess we really aren´t in Kansas any more...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 3/3/2013 11:39:28 AM     (No. 9205897)

Country is Nigeria, not Borneo. Islamist are fighting to Nigerian military in order to gain control of this oil producing but backward country. Islamic fundamentalists want to create a Sharia compliant country. Nigeria, Mali, Egypt, Algeria, Libya (note that Obama doesn´t utter this word), Tunesia, Syria, Turkey and most of Middle East are on the same target list.

From Long War Journal:

Bosnia-Herzegovina
A radical Islamist group held a meeting attended by 500 people in Tuzla that promoted sharia in place of democracy. The International Crisis Group issued a report calling Islamism and nationalism in Bosnia a "dangerous tango."



Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/#ixzz2MUlHZFag


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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 3/3/2013 11:40:26 AM     (No. 9205901)

Nigeria´s broken down into 36 states. Borno is the Northeaster most with Maiduguri as the capitol. Events are going well in this part of the world, hope it continues.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 3/3/2013 12:19:52 PM     (No. 9205971)

That´s what you call a good start!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/3/2013 1:36:13 PM     (No. 9206084)

Skip the light fandango, turn them cartwheels ´cross the floor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LouD, 3/3/2013 1:48:38 PM     (No. 9206110)

My first thoughts, #7.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/3/2013 1:59:58 PM     (No. 9206133)

Boko Haram means (roughly) ´all things western are bad´.

...I was feeling kinda seasick as the crowd called out for more.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mushroom, 3/3/2013 5:09:09 PM     (No. 9206379)

I always wondered what war would be like with a full-ranks organ as background noise.

...The room was humming harder as the ceiling flew away..

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