Women hold signs during a rally near the Nigerian embassy to raise to show support for the release of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria in Paris, Monday, May 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
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U.S. surveillance aircraft were flying over remote areas of northeast Nigeria as part of an international hunt for about 200 girls kidnapped a month ago by Boko Haram militants who stormed their school.Thousands of Nigerian troops have been sent to the region, while the U.S. and Britain also have teams on the ground to help with the search. The U.S. State Department said Washington had sent military, law-enforcement and development experts to Nigeria to help search for the missing girls.The commander of U.S. forces in Africa has flown to the country to discuss how Washington can help.The four-star general arrived Monday for talks with his Nigerian counterparts and also was due to meet U.S. diplomats and military officers, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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