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Fourth US Soldier Is Found Dead After Ambush in Niger - New York Times

WASHINGTON — A fourth American soldier has been found dead after an ambush in Niger this week that killed three United States Army Special Forces and wounded two, American officials said on Friday. It was not clear whether the American had been ...and more »

Deadly Ambush of Green Berets in Niger Belies a 'Low-Risk' Mission - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The reconnaissance patrol was supposed to be a routine training mission along the border between Niger and Mali for the nearly dozen United States Army Special Forces trainers and the Nigerien soldiers with them. The American team leaders ...and more »

4th US soldier killed in Niger ambush identified - ABC News

The Pentagon has identified the fourth U.S. soldier killed in the West African nation of Niger earlier this week in an ambush believed to have been carried out by an Islamic extremist group. Sgt. La David T. Johnson, 25, from Miami Gardens, Florida ...and more »

Florida native was 4th US soldier killed in Niger ambush - Seattle Times

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department has identified the fourth U.S. soldier killed in Niger (nee-ZHEHR') when a joint patrol of American and Niger forces was ambushed by militants believed linked to the Islamic State group. The American soldier is ...and more »

Pentagon identifies fourth US soldier slain in Niger ambush - Washington Post

The Pentagon on Saturday released the name of a U.S. Special Forces soldier killed alongside three other Americans and four Nigerien troops during a surprise attack earlier this week near Niger's border with Mali. Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, was missing ...and more »

Fourth US soldier found dead after attack in Niger - PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON — After an extensive search, a U.S. soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces, U.S. officials ...and more »

Three Green Berets Killed in Mali. What Were They Doing There? - Newsweek

The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that three U.S. Army Special Forces, Green Berets, were killed while two were wounded in an ambush in western Mali. There were also five Nigerien casualties. AFRICOM says that the operation was a ...and more »

US deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep -

NAIROBI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - U.S. special forces soldiers were with their counterparts from Niger on Wednesday in the West African nation's volatile southwest, a growing hot-bed of jihadist violence, when the report came in of a raid nearby. FILE PHOTO ...and more »

The Pentagon Has Identified The Fourth Elite US Soldier Killed In An Ambush In Niger - BuzzFeed News

The deaths are the first known casualties of American forces in Niger, where the US is conducting train and assist operations. Originally posted on October 6, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.. Updated on October 7, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.. Salvador Hernandez. BuzzFeed ...and more »

Soldier from Puyallup killed in Niger ambush - Seattle Times

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, was killed in Niger. The Puyallup man enlisted in the Army in October 2009, and his awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal. (US ...and more »