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Al Jazeera 26 Mar 2020

Chad president pays tribute to soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack

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Chad's president has paid tribute to 92 soldiers killed by Boko Haram fighters.
President Idriss Deby visited the scene of the latest in a series of attacks by the armed group in the Lake Chad region that covers parts of Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon.

Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.


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An airstrike by Syrian government forces killed 33 Turkish soldiers in northeast Syria, a Turkish official said on Friday, marking the largest death toll for Turkey in a single day since it first intervened in Syria in 2016.
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Turkey says it is attacking "all known targets of the Syrian regime" following a dramatic escalation in the battle for Idlib province.
At least 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government air strike.
The United Nations secretary-general has expressed grave concern as NATO's chief condemned what he called the "indiscriminate" air strikes by Syria and Russia.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports.
Turkey says its military has hit several Syrian government targets, killing dozens of troops in the rebel-held Idlib province in Syria.
The raids were launched in response to a Syrian government attack which killed five Turkish soldiers and three civilians.
This has put the Syrian and Turkish governments in direct confrontation for the first time and risks irking Russia, which backs Syrian forces.
Turkey has now sent more reinforcements to Idlib and is threatening further action.

Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.

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