Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

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  • Troops backed by warplanes move into Sambisa forest

  • Militants were thought to be hiding Chibok girls there

  • Boko Haram has been pushed out of much territory

  • Chad, Cameroon expected to join attack soon (Adds Cameroon army source, detail)

By Ardo Abdallah

BAUCHI, Nigeria, April 22 (Reuters) - Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said.

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