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  כסלו 11, 5774 , 14/11/13

US State Dept.: Boko Haram, Ansaru are Terror Orgs.

The US Department of State has announced the designation of Boko Haram and Ansaru as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) Boko Haram is a Nigeria-based militant group with links to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) that is responsible for thousands of deaths in northeast and central Nigeria over the last several years including targeted killings of civilians.

Also operating in Nigeria, Ansaru, is a Boko Haram splinter faction that earlier in 2013 kidnapped and executed seven international construction workers.

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