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Wed Oct 4, 2017, 08:22 PM

Three US Army soldiers reportedly killed in Niger ambush

Source: CNBC

Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two were wounded in an ambush in Niger on Wednesday while on a routine patrol with Nigerien troops they were training, the New York Times reported, citing U.S. military officials.

A spokesman for U.S. Africa Command confirmed the attack after Radio France International (RFI) reported a lethal ambush near the Niger/Mali border. "We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," said the spokesman.

Namatta Abubacar, an official for the region of Tillaberi in Niger, said five Nigerien soldiers were among the dead.

A Niger diplomatic source said that the attackers had come from Mali and had killed several soldiers, without saying whether any of the U.S. troops stationed in the West African country were among the victims.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/04/ambush-on-us-army-soldiers-in-niger.html

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Thu Oct 5, 2017, 12:25 AM

1. US soldiers were just advisers, I bet.

That's been the official cover story every time we find out there are American soldiers being shot at in one country or another.

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Thu Oct 5, 2017, 01:26 AM

2. You don't know what the hell you're talking about...

We've been there for years helping Niger deal with narco-trafficking, transnational terror groups and regional shitheads like Boko Haram.

If you can't speak intelligently about a topic then it's best to just shush...

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