DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:05 P.M.) – Over 30 soldiers of the Nigerian Army (NA) were shot dead after jihadist insurgents in the northern countryside of the embattled country concluded a succesful ambush on Friday afternoon.

Deploying land mines, technicals and machine-gun fire at close range, militants loyal to the outlawed Boko Haram (ISIS franchise) caught government soldiers completely off-guard in what ended up being a de facto massacre.

Viewer discretion is advised as most of the following images are highly graphic:

The photos were released by Amaq Agency, considered to be the Islamic State’s primary media outlet. The ISIS-tied outlet did however not specify where exactly the above ambush took place.

Boko Haram, a jihadist group which has pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, has been deadlocked in clashes with a UN-backed coalition of African states (Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger) that was formed in March 2015.

Boko Haram has outlived other militant groups in northern Nigeria, and has built a presence in neighbouring states where it has carried out attacks and has recruited fighters.

It has a force of thousands of men – CIA officials have estimated around 9,000 – and cells that specialise in bombings. Through its raids on military bases and banks, it has gained control of vast amounts of weapons and money.

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Oloolutof
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The report should be properly verified cos the vehicles shown in the pictures doesn’t belong to Nigeria army and they don’t use those types shown…. their uniform does not show the badge or crest of Nigeria . It’s either Chad or Niger. Pls verify

A Nigerian Chap
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Judging from the pictures, it is unlikely that all the killed people are soldiers. Definitely, the ones dressed in camouflage uniforms are regular soldiers. The ones in civilian clothing (including bright green clothes) are more likely members of the irregular pro-government militia usually referred to as “Civilian Joint Task Force” (CJTF). Most of the CJTF are civilians drawn from local communities in Borno State where Boko Haram has committed most of its atrocities

igor
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igor

CIA in action.

Floriangeyer
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” It has a force of thousands of men – CIA officials have estimated around 9,000 “.

I would be surprised if the CIA did non know how many of ‘their’ terrorists were active there.

Droid
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Nigerian army only knows how to fight against unarmed Shia people in Nigeria but when it comes to fighting terrorists, they just do nothing! They only know how to listen to Saudi and Israel to kill Shia.

Tizhe
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Tizhe

It is unfortunate that most of our soldiers are womanizers.

Ebens
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Ebens

Go and fight for them

Fidelis Ozuawala
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i am from Nigeria, it used to seem it was getting better but we have much to think about than all these, atleast we have BIAFRA too

John Christian Abel
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John Christian Abel

It is a big fat lie. This photographs are very old. No Nigerian Army convoy was attacked anywhere on Friday.

Daeshbags Sux
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9000 manpower was at their height a few years ago. They didn’t managed to perform a single attack for months. We can assume that there were less casualties than announced : some of the dead obviously don’t wear Nigerian army fatigues and some are very likely Boko subhumans. Visibly a 2-3 vehicles “convoy” with 2 civilian pickups, one visibly belonging to some NGO, I’m not even sure on which side the white pick-up was although I assume it was into the convoy. Well, they had barely not a single chance against the KPV or DShK (hard to say without further… Read more »
Lady Zamar
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Rest in peace to the dead