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    US Targets Boko Haram, Deploys Forces to Cameroon

    The anti-Islamist push is spreading. President Obama told Congress yesterday that he’s sending 300 troops to the West African nation to bolster a push against the ISIS-aligned militants who kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last year, among other atrocities. The military personnel — 90 of whom left on Monday — will aid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. While some fear U.S. involvement will only solidify ties between ISIS and Boko Haram and aid extremist recruitment, Obama stressed that these American troops will not be involved in combat.

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