07 May 2014

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Military News - U.S. team to help Nigeria locate kidnapped girls

Image Copyright: Manuel Balce Ceneta/The Associated Press

By Darlene Superville
Copyright: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The United States is sending technical experts to aid the Nigerian government’s search for nearly 300 teenage girls who were kidnapped from their school in mid-April, the White House said Tuesday. The mass abduction has sparked international outrage and mounting demands for Nigeria do more to free the girls.

“Time is of the essence,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney.

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry were to discuss the kidnapping Tuesday during one of their regularly scheduled White House meetings.

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