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#ISWAP eyes, perhaps set on Maiduguri, as this night attack by the group is ongoing in Auno, barely 24 kilometres to the city. The Nigerian Airforce is currently providing air support to ground troops.
Reports coming in from Auno indicate that #ISWAP fighters were pushed back after they suffered heavy casualties from the #Nigeriantroops, but the group’s capacity to carry out daily attacks on military targets across the region call for serious concern.
Each attack comes with new displacements into #Maiduguri. The new arrivals from Auno to the inundated city of Maiduguri said both the #Nigeriantroops and #ISWAP suffered casualties, just before they fled. #Tragic
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Just In: Nigerian Army in fierce battle with #ISWAP fighters as at 9:45pm in Damasak, the same location where a military helicopter crashed, killing all officers on board. As expected, #ISWAP attack the same location repeatedly, this has been the pattern of most attacks.
Update: Multiple sources said #Nigeriantroops successfully repelled an #ISWAP attack last night, killing scores of the attackers and burning down at least 5 of their trucks. ISWAP, curiously, has not issued a statement, apparently because they suffered defeat.
Update on Damasak: #ISWAP claimed in its bulletin released moments ago that, “more than 20 apostates (Nigerian Soldiers) were killed as a result of attack and IED blasts in Borno.”
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