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Gunmen Kill 13 Niger Soldiers in Attack Near Mali Border
Heavily armed men in trucks and on motorcycles rode into the base a few dozen miles from where militants killed four American soldiers in an ambush on Oct. 4.
Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush Are Subject of Pentagon Investigation
Nigerien officials have said that a convoy gave chase to Islamic militants who later returned to ambush them, but American troops say they didn’t pursue the militants before the attack.
Rep. Frederica Wilson on Trump: ‘That Is Not What You Say to a Grieving Widow’
“That is not what you say to a grieving widow,” congresswoman says of president’s comment that soldier “knew what he was signing up for.”
Trump’s Condolence Call to Soldier’s Widow Ignites an Imbroglio
A furious back-and-forth turned what can be an emotionally wrenching encounter into an ugly spectacle between the president and a bereaved citizen.
Trump and McConnell Hold Joint News Conference
At a news conference projecting Republican unity, President Trump spoke about four Green Berets killed in Niger, and made false claims that his predecessors did not call the families of fallen soldiers.
Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops
President Trump’s assertion belied a long record of meetings his predecessor, Barack Obama, held with the families of killed service members, as well as calls and letters.
Niger Attack Lays Bare U.S. Troops’ Long Wait for Medical Help in Africa
The time frame for moving injured troops is much longer in Africa, where four were killed in an ambush last week, than in Iraq or Afghanistan, military officials said.
Fourth U.S. Soldier Is Found Dead After Ambush in Niger
Three Special Forces soldiers were also killed and two wounded in an ambush during a routine training mission near Mali. The fourth soldier had been missing since the attack.
Deadly Ambush of Green Berets in Niger Belies a ‘Low-Risk’ Mission
The deaths of three Special Forces troops raised questions about how they assess threats, as well as about their oversight, Pentagon officials said.
3 Special Forces Troops Killed and 2 Are Wounded in an Ambush in Niger
Army Green Berets were on a routine patrol as part of a training exercise with troops from Niger, American military officials said.
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