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Boko Haram claims schoolgirls still alive

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>> It's been more than two years since their abduction by Boko Haram. Now the militant group says many of the schoolgirls taken from the town of Chibok in Nigeria are still alive. New videos surfacing on social media of dozens of girls claim to be those kidnapped, a masked militant asking them their names.
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> One holds an infant, Boko Haram claims several are married to its fighters. Reuters has not been able to verify their identities. Over 270 were initially seized by the jihadists. A few dozen have escaped, but 200 are still unaccounted for. Unidentified bodies are seen in a segment of the footage, too graphic to be shared here.
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The militants say some girls were killed in airstrikes.>> That stood.>> It's not the first video purporting to show the girls in the years since their kidnapping. But this one comes amid reports of a split between some Boko Haram factions and the so-called Islamic State, for whom the African group pledged allegiance to a year ago.
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Analysts say the splintering stems from disagreements over who should lead the African group. Which has lost most of its territory in the last year from a campaign by the Nigerian military and other African states.