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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 »

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 confirm ...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 »

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 »

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

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. 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 ...and more »

Elite US troops killed and wounded during surprise attack in Niger - Washington Post

Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed in Niger in northwestern Africa on Wednesday after their joint patrol with Nigerien forces was ambushed. One “partner nation member” also died, and two other Americans were wounded, according to U.S ...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 »

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 »

French, Nigerien forces operating where three US soldiers killed - Reuters

NIAMEY (Reuters) - French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before, becoming the first American soldiers to die in West Africa in decades ...and more »

3 US Troops Killed, 2 Wounded in Niger Ambush: AfriCom -

Three U.S. troops were killed and two wounded Wednesday in an ambush of their joint patrol with local forces in the north-central African state of Niger, U.S. Africa Command said Thursday. The AfriCom statement did not identify the attackers, but the ...and more »