How Islamist militant groups are gaining The War Against Boko Haram (Full 2 days ago   05:20

Terrorist groups are destabilizing countries all over the continent.

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Islamist terrorist groups have found a new home and it's not in the Middle East -- it's in Africa. Specifically, the Sahel, a band of territory in West Africa between the Sahara desert and the savannah.

Since the early 2000s, Islamist extremist groups have increasingly strengthened their base here -- training fighters, raising money, and launching a massive number of attacks.

Some are linked to al-Qaeda and other Islamic State. This is throwing these already weak countries into crises and making the region one of the most dangerous in the world.

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Oil Oil Oil..
*Who loves oil? Who created ISIS?*
save earth
Eslmazim is eating the world humanity slowly leaders awake now and stop giving shelter ti muzlim immigrants..u sheltered them now they wll eat your country tomorrow.
Telephone MazingAwesome
Can you explain why Islam breeds hate and financial ruin? What’s the root? The Quran ?
Olugbenga Sodipo
Nice documentary, but there is no way Northern Nigeria is marginalised.
Nikolas Lopez
I’m going to cry I can’t believe all the horrible things happening in the world
Nani Permadhi
ISWA is actually kind of nice and evil at the same time
Allahu Akbar
What about now? They still there?
abdiabdullahi bashir
though somalia is quite stable now
So what's the point what do those militia groups get out of galloping around the desert like that?
They are not islamic they are terrorists and should be killed for saying they are what they are not
Mariam Elsayed
These groups have nothing to do with Islam, ISLAM forbids people from harming others so this is just some people doing horrible things to ruin other people's reputation, it has NOTHING to do with Islam or Islamic values
Mercy Football
Hold on, hold on. Al Qaeda was dismantled after the death of OBL in 2011, they must have a new leader. ISIS and Al Qaeda are friends. Damn those al Qaeda idiots would still remember the boss of Al Qaeda, the founder of AQ(Al Qaeda)
Benjamin Elkanem
Buhari put boko haram back
Benjamin Elkanem
America is a bad country when the Rwanda genocide happened United states never took action nearly a million people died, but in the future Rwanda has a nuclear weapon America will like to make a deal with the nuclear weapon.
Chandan mishra
Islam means terrorism
If only the rest of World would help these poor people, religion would not be so fanatical.
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The War Against Boko Haram (Full How Islamist militant groups are gaining 2 days ago   29:53

Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and beheadings, Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the most populous country in Africa.

VICE News traveled to Nigeria to embed with the country's army as it ramped up its fight against Boko Haram, whose rise has caused a state of emergency. As the only journalists on the front line in northern Nigeria, we witnessed the beginning of the largest military insurgency to date.

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