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3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Three United States Army Special Forces were killed and two were wounded on Wednesday in an ambush in Niger while on a training mission with troops from that nation in northwestern Africa, American military officials said. “We can ...and more »

Niger: The Quiet War On Terror Americans Rarely Hear About - Task & Purpose

Looking for a great career? Or know another veteran, service member, or military spouse who is? Get started at Hirepurpose. On Feb. 20, 2013, President Barack Obama penned a brief letter to then-Speaker John Boehner notifying Congress that the ...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 ...and more »

US soldiers were ambushed in Niger. Here's what American forces are doing there - PBS NewsHour

Three U.S. special forces soldiers were killed and two more injured on Wednesday while on a training mission with the military of Niger. The soldiers were reportedly caught in an ambush not far from the Malian border, where al-Qaida and Islamic State ...and more »

Niger Ambush Highlights Growing US Military Involvement in Africa - Foreign Policy (blog)

The ambush that took the lives of three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers and wounded two others in Niger on Wednesday highlights the little-noticed but growing American involvement in contested pockets of Africa, where jihadist groups have taken root ...and more »

Deadly Mission in Niger Exposes Trump's Wide Use of Special Forces - Observer

Three U.S. Army Special Forces operators conducting a joint military training exercise with their Nigerien counterparts were killed, along with a host-nation serviceman, when gunmen in the southwestern area of the country attacked the group, according ...and more »

Killing of 3 Green Berets in Niger puts a spotlight on US counter-terrorism efforts - Los Angeles Times

The killing of three U.S. commandos in a remote West African desert has focused attention on one of the many places America has boots on the ground to push back against terrorism and train forces that are often worse equipped and trained than the ...and more »

Three US Special Forces Soldiers Killed in Niger - Newsweek

Three U.S. Special Operations officers were reportedly killed — and two others wounded — near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday. “A joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” Lt.and more »

The Region Where ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram Converge - The Atlantic

In 2002, just months after the attacks of September 11, the Bush administration launched the Pan Sahel Initiative, a counterterrorism program in which the U.S. worked with the militaries of Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to track down criminals and ...and more »

3 Green Berets killed in ambush in Niger - CNN

(CNN) Three US Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, US officials told CNN. A US official told CNN that initial indications are the ...and more »