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​​​​​​Living in fear of terrorists in Niger

By DW
15 September 2021   |   11:44 am
Thousands of people have died and tens of thousands have fled their homes in Niger's Tillaberi region, which is being ravaged by terrorist attacks. Now, the attackers are increasingly targeting children.

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