Africa Boko Haram: Nigeria regains border town after Chadian military assault

Boko Haram militants were forced to retreat from the town of Michika after Chad deployed airstrikes against them. The African Union said Friday that members should stand up a 7,500-member multinational military force to counter the militants' threat.

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Chad's military used airpower and ground troops to force Boko Haram militants out of a Nigerian border town on Thursday, the first such victory since Chad joined a regional campaign against the jihadist group.