Fighting Boko Haram in Cameroon

Updated 3:24 PM ET, Wed February 18, 2015
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Cameroonian forces are seen in Mabass, a village in northern Cameroon that overlooks a Boko Haram base in Madagali, Nigeria. Boko Haram militants attacked Mabass and the village of Makxy on January 18. Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group that has been waging a campaign of terror aimed at instituting its extreme version of Sharia law. Much of its violence has taken place in Nigeria. But neighboring countries, such as Cameroon and Chad, have also been affected. Ngala Killian Chimtom
Burned-out cars line the streets of Fotokol, Cameroon. Ngala Killian Chimtom
A Cameroonian soldier points his gun across the El Beid Bridge into Gambaru, Nigeria. Gambaru is considered one of the strongholds of Boko Haram. Ngala Killian Chimtom
This picture shows a suspected Boko Haram insurgent who crossed the El Beid River in an attempt to infiltrate Cameroon. Ngala Killian Chimtom
This Boko Haram tank was destroyed by Chadian and Cameroonian troops. Ngala Killian Chimtom
Chadian troops head off to Gambaru on Thursday, February 12. Their truck is just about to cross the El Beid Bridge. Ngala Killian Chimtom
A Nigerian refugee holds her child at the Minawao Refugee Camp in northern Cameroon. She named her son Cameroon, a sort of tribute to the country that has given her a haven. Ngala Killian Chimtom