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US sends 80 troops to find kidnapped girls

US sends 80 troops to find kidnapped girls
Posted Wednesday, May 21st 2014 @ 4pm  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – The US is putting some muscle behind its promise to help find the kidnapped girls of Nigeria. The White House told Congress today that it has sent 80 troops to neighboring Chad to help track down the girls and their Boko Haram captors, reports the Washington Post. The statement didn't spell out specifics except to say that "these personnel will support the operation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria and the surrounding area."

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