At least 100 militants have been killed in an operation launched a fortnight ago against Boko Haram jihadists holed up in the islands of Lake Chad, the Chadian army said in a statement Friday.
"117 terrorists have been killed, two Chadian soldiers died and two others were wounded" in the operation, said army spokesman Colonel Azem Bermendoa Agouna, adding the operation was ongoing. There was no immediate confirmation of the toll by an independent source.
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