Civilians among dead in Nigeria offensive

Al Jazeera obtains exclusive footage of army's battle against Boko Haram, with women and children shown among the dead.

    Al Jazeera has obtained the first images of the Nigerian army's battle against Boko Haram fighters in the northern state of Borno.

    The pictures appear to show the bodies of Boko Haram rebels and many civilians, including women and children.

    One soldier told Al Jazeera he had seen almost 3,000 corpses.

    The Nigerian army have been fighting the group since a state of emergency was declared on May 14 in areas where the fighters have been operating. 

    The Nigerian army has also released 58 women and children suspected of having links to Boko Haram.

    Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports exclusively from Maiduguri.

    Warning: Some viewers may find the images disturbing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    From the US to Afghanistan: Rediscovering the mother who left me

    Tracee Herbaugh's mother, Sharon, abandoned her when she was born, pursuing a career from which she never returned.

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

    For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    The evening death came for me: My journey with PTSD

    On a gorgeous Florida evening, a truck crashed into me. As I lay in intensive care, I learned who had been driving it.