US Surveillance Joins the Hunt for the Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

Powerful cameras and a long-range drone are being used to help find nearly 300 girls taken a month ago.
1:37 | 05/13/14

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US surveillance aircraft are finally in the skies joining the hunt for the hundreds of missing school girls. They are paring down on a stretch of land the size of New England. ABC's Hamlisch McDonald a foreign correspondent who has covered Africa for years is back on the story tonight. US forces -- down tonight surveillance. Like these. Scouring the remote and rugged area the size of New England in search of the missing girls. The plane is equipped with -- who cameras that -- real time images of the ground as far weighs 35000. Feet. With this kind of -- crucially it can also monitor phone calls below news. And tonight ABC news has learned a long range US drone is also joined -- so -- this is urgent work for parents of the missing. -- now positively identified at least fifty of the girls. In this -- videos. Proving attention that it -- attending now a month on from the abduction that they I really wants supported the international community. The -- attention and there -- got. One of America's top commanders here for a -- -- trip has reviewed -- -- -- -- led by a team of experts. -- -- these tools. Nigeria's government easing contact with -- horror of violent extremist group behind the kidnapping. Could -- -- -- fit all the support and all the worry he's tiny faces a still in grave danger. -- McDonald ABC news Abuja Nigeria.

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