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3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by lightblazingnow(m): 7:20pm On Oct 04, 2017
(CNN)Three members of the US Special Operations Forces were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, two administration officials told CNN.

The administration officials added that the two wounded US troops had been evacuated to the capital, Niamey, and would soon be moved to Germany. They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition."

The officials cautioned that this was still an early assessment.

The US troops were part of a team advising and assisting local forces when they were attacked.

US Navy Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for Africa Command, which oversees US operations in the region, told CNN late Wednesday that "a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," but said that the military was still "working to confirm details on the incident."

President Donald Trump was briefed on the attack by by chief of staff John Kelly, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday night.


A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant observes a Niger Army soldier during marksmanship training in Diffa, Niger, in February 2017.

The US military has maintained a small presence in the northwest African country with small groups of US Special Operations Forces advising local troops as they battle two terrorist groups, the ISIS affiliated Boko Haram and al Qaeda's North African branch, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has maintained a presence in the Mali-Niger border area, despite a multi-year French-led military counterterrorism effort, Operation Barkhane, which began in 2014.

The US military has largely played a supporting role, providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets in support French forces operating in Mali and Niger. The French operation involves thousands of French troops as well as forces from Germany, Mali, Niger and other countries in the region.

"US forces are in Niger to provide training and security assistance to the Nigerien Armed Forces, including support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts, in their efforts to target violent extremist organizations in the region," Falvo said, adding "one aspect of that is training, advising and assisting the Nigeriens in order to increase their ability to bring stability and security to their people."

The US is also in the process of establishing a new drone base just outside the city of Agadez in Niger in an effort to bolster regional counterterrorism efforts.





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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by lightblazingnow(m): 7:20pm On Oct 04, 2017
When I hear that people are dead, I ask myself, where are they going, did they prepared for the after life or they never cared about their resting home..??

Prepare, you really don't know when or where it will take place.. Jesus Christ loves you and he really does

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by lightblazingnow(m): 8:43am On Oct 05, 2017
No one cares, only Jesus Christ cares and he really does

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by orisa37: 9:20am On Oct 05, 2017
The US should conduct proper investigation before retaliating. Niger has gone nut.
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by lightblazingnow(m): 10:24am On Oct 05, 2017
FREE YOURSELF



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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by DanielsParker(m): 11:55am On Oct 05, 2017
Too bad
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by cristianisraeli: 11:55am On Oct 05, 2017

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Nobody: 11:55am On Oct 05, 2017
time for operation Obama dance

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by twentyk(m): 11:57am On Oct 05, 2017
dont know hat to say ooo....RIP
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by InwehAkpevwe(m): 11:57am On Oct 05, 2017
niger is in trouble... US aint 9ja dat u wil jst kil dia citizen nd go scot free. Niger wil hear frm US very soon

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Fuckadict(m): 11:58am On Oct 05, 2017
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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by awillabo: 11:58am On Oct 05, 2017
zenmaster:
time for operation Obama dance

Think you mean trump

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by wasiudvd(m): 11:59am On Oct 05, 2017
I just read this on Yahoonews, lot of Americans don't even know they have military presence in Niger. RIP to the gallant soldiers.

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by arodavoo(m): 11:59am On Oct 05, 2017
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Kindly rbc till it get to every nigeria

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by pyyxxaro: 12:00pm On Oct 05, 2017
The missile wen Trump suppose drop for North Korea

Make e con drop small for Aboki community
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Nobody: 12:01pm On Oct 05, 2017
awillabo:


Think you mean trump
Trump will call it "Obama dance" because it is in black Africa grin grin grin lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by yemififi: 12:01pm On Oct 05, 2017
Why am I not sad abt this?
The US shd just mind 8ts business and stop infiltrating other territories.

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by hanassholesolo: 12:01pm On Oct 05, 2017
What are they even doing there in the first place?

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by hilroy: 12:01pm On Oct 05, 2017
My expression for Nigeriens now

Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by SmartyPants(m): 12:02pm On Oct 05, 2017
wasiudvd:
I just read this on Yahoonews, lot of Americans don't even know they have military presence in Niger. RIP to the gallant soldiers.

Those would be green berets... they are embedded in so many locations around the world, usually helping to train local troops in counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by gbishman: 12:03pm On Oct 05, 2017
Them think say na play we dey play for Nigeria abi, now them don use their eye watin we dey see
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Bolustical: 12:09pm On Oct 05, 2017
pyyxxaro:
The missile wen Trump suppose drop for North Korea

Make e con drop small for Aboki community
When they told you to read well, you refused.

It's Niger Republic, not Niger state in Nigeria.

The way you people have been programmed to hate others is something only God can understand.

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by beamtopola: 12:11pm On Oct 05, 2017
hanassholesolo:
What are they even doing there in the first place?
you don't read ni?
training nigerien Army.

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Me77: 12:11pm On Oct 05, 2017
tongue
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by RaeMystix(f): 12:12pm On Oct 05, 2017
I'm sure those troops thought they were going on vacation. Eh. Thinking they were getting easy access to Niger. Haba. Condolences to the families ooo.
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Kobicove(m): 12:13pm On Oct 05, 2017
This tour of duty is not going according to plan... undecided
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Ninethmare: 12:14pm On Oct 05, 2017
yemififi:
Why am I not sad abt this?
The US shd just mind 8ts business and stop infiltrating other territories.
Maybe you should read the write up again.
they are training the local soldier on counter terrorism.
They have the support from the govt

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by Nbote(m): 12:15pm On Oct 05, 2017
Some ppl will jus rush and comment. D US is providing logistical ans training support to Nigerien troops in combating Book Haram. S attack is definitely by BH...
Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by yemififi: 12:22pm On Oct 05, 2017
Ninethmare:

Maybe you should read the write up again.
they are training the local soldier on counter terrorism.
They have the support from the govt
Counter-terrorism indeed.
Where was the US security forces when one of their own citizen shot 59 American dead earlier this week?
With all their training in counter insurgency, how has the world been made a better place?

Govts everywhere shd focus on what breed terrorism so as not to engage their armies in fighting terrorists.
Govt will spend less on building skls than sending armies to fight terrorists.
But they won't because the devil is in charge of the hearts of those at the top.
Pathetic

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Re: 3 US Army Special Forces Troops Have Been Killed In Niger by SonOfAfonja: 12:24pm On Oct 05, 2017
Bolustical:

When they told you to read well, you refused.

It's Niger Republic, not Niger state in Nigeria.

The way you people have been programmed to hate others is something only God can understand.


He isn't wrong tho, It's an Aboki community too na....

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