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Deadly Ambush in Niger Highlights America's Growing Mission in Africa -

The deaths of four American soldiers in an ambush in Niger on Wednesday highlight America's increasingly deep and broad military commitments in Africa. With conventional troops and special forces officially operating in dozens of countries, including ...and more »

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 »

US deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep - Reuters

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 »

Slain Green Berets Were Outnumbered 4 to 1 - Daily Beast

Elite U.S. soldiers came under sustained and sophisticated attack for hours by militants in Niger on Wednesday, resulting in at least three of them dead in a part of the world where most Americans did not know they operated. Knowledgeable sources from ...and more »

4th US soldier dead following attack in Niger - Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 ...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 »

Pentagon identifies fourth US soldier killed in Niger - CNN

(CNN) The Defense Department has identified the fourth service member killed in an ambush in Niger on Wednesday as 25-year-old Army Sgt. La David Johnson. Johnson was killed by enemy fire in the ambush, the Pentagon said. His body was recovered ...and more »

Missing US commando found dead in Niger desert two days after deadly ambush - Los Angeles Times

After an intense two-day search, local military forces Friday recovered the body of a U.S. Army commando who was inadvertently left behind after a daylight ambush by militants killed three other Green Berets in a rugged border region in Niger. Pentagon ...and more »

What You Need To Know About Why US Special Operations Forces Are In Niger (Updated) - The Drive

So far, the Pentagon has offered few official details about a deadly ambush on American and Nigerien troops. By Joseph TrevithickOctober 6, 2017. The War Zone · 3rd Special Forces Group · 409th Air Expeditionary Group · advise and assist · Al Qaeda ...and more »

Africom Announces Death of 4th Service Member in Niger Attack - Department of Defense

The body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from Niger, where an attack occurred Oct. 4 during an advise-and-assist mission, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed to four, U.S. Africa Command's director of public affairs ...and more »