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French forces help free hostage soldiers in Niger; two jihadists are killed

NIAMEY, Niger — With the help of French special forces, Niger’s military killed the last two jihadists holed up inside a dormitory Friday on the grounds of a military garrison in the desert town of Agadez.

At least two soldiers who had been held hostage by the extremists were freed, according to French and Nigerian officials.

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