Wednesday, October 4, 2017
US Forces Ambushed in Niger
Well, why wouldn't we have US troops in Niger?
A squad of U.S. Special Operations troops were ambushed in Niger, near the border with Mali, U.S. officials tell Fox News.
U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of U.S. and Nigerien soliders came under fire in the southwestern part of the country. The statement did not mention any casualties, but officials are concerned there may be fatalities.
The officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol.
(via New York Times)
Three United States Army Special Forces were killed and two were wounded in an ambush
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