Mapping Boko Haram’s Growing Insurgency

The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.

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Nigerian police part of the joint forces in Borno state pose prior to a patrol in former Boko Haram headquarters in Maiduguri on June 5, 2013. Nigeria's military yesterday disclosed details of its offensive against Islamist militants, describing a series of events that saw insurgents take control of a remote area before being pushed out by soldiers. AFP PHOTO / Quentin Leboucher (Photo credit should read Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images)

Reid Standish is an Alfa fellow and Foreign Policy’s special correspondent covering Russia and Eurasia. He was formerly an associate editor. Twitter: @reidstan

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