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Chad, Niger Launch Joint Offensive Against Boko Haram

The armies of Chad and Niger launched a joint offensive against the Nigeria-based Islamist group Boko Haram. Military sources said Chadian and Nigerian forces began the offensive Sunday morning in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state.
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The U.S. military and its Western partners conduct training every year. Plans for these military exercises were set up long before Boko Haram began attacking its neighbors Niger, Chad and Cameroon, N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015.
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The U.S. military and its Western partners conduct training every year. Plans for these military exercises were set up long before Boko Haram began attacking its neighbors Niger, Chad and Cameroon, N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015.

Chadian troops watch the closing ceremony of operation Flintlock at an army base in N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015. 
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Chadian troops watch the closing ceremony of operation Flintlock at an army base in N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015. 

Chadian Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue said that his soldiers deployed with troops from Niger and had entered Nigeria but he declined to give further details about the ongoing operation, March 9, 2015.  
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Chadian Brig. Gen. Zakaria Ngobongue said that his soldiers deployed with troops from Niger and had entered Nigeria but he declined to give further details about the ongoing operation, March 9, 2015.  

Chadian troops participate in the closing ceremony of operation Flintlock at an army base in N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015. 
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Chadian troops participate in the closing ceremony of operation Flintlock at an army base in N'djamena, Chad, March 9, 2015. 

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