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Pentagon: No military ops planned yet for Nigeria

1 year ago May 07, 2014 May 7, 2014 Wednesday, May 07 2014 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 10:42:58 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is sending fewer than 10 military troops to Nigeria as part of the U.S. effort to help find nearly 300 girls kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram. A Pentagon spokesman says officials have no plans now to launch any military operations.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren says the troops will be arriving in a few days as part of the larger U.S. assistance team to include State Department and Justice Department personnel. The military members will help with communications, logistics and intelligence planning.

Warren says the U.S. is talking with Nigeria about information and intelligence sharing, but nothing has been decided.

There are already about 70 military personnel in Nigeria, including 50 regularly assigned to the embassy, and 20 Marines have been there for training.

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