While no group as claimed responsibility, a defense official told TRNS that “these attacks are indicative to what we have seen from Boko Haram.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for Russian troops to return to their home bases Monday.
With tensions high regarding disputed territorial regions in Asia between the U.S. and China, Gen. Fenghui and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held what both leaders considered “constructive” talks at the U.S. military headquarters.
Known formerly as Pvt. Bradley Manning, Chelsea Manning has requested hormone therapy from the Army while being held in custody.
Addressing Defense Ministers of allied Middle East countries, Hagel also addressed the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.
The flights are being conducted in the Northeastern region of Nigeria in hopes of locating the nearly 300 school girls kidnapped last month by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
Hagel will wrap up his trip with a last stop in Israel to meet with top leaders.
Despite claims from Putin that Russian troops are pulling back from the Ukraine border, the Pentagon says no such movements are occurring.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Wednesday that Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukrainian border.
Defense officials said that a small number of uniformed personnel will assist in the search for the nearly 300 missing school girls, but no military operations are being planned.