Tuesday 20 March 2018

US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger
(BBC 10/05/17)

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, the US Africa Command has said.
Another soldier from a "partner nation" had also died in the attack, it said - without specifying their nationality.
The US soldiers had been providing advice and assistance in Niger's counter-terror operations and come under "hostile fire", it said.
Islamist militants, including al-Qaeda fighters, operate in the region.
They are most active in neighbouring Mali, where French troops intervened in 2013 to prevent them from advancing on the capital.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41507337

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