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Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery

US army punishes six over roles in fatal Niger ambush

The ambush occurred on October 4, 2017 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of jihadists.

How a herdsman became the jihadist who killed US soldiers in Niger

When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as many other ethnic Fulani herders along the Niger-Mali border: to protect his livestock.

Niger buries soldiers killed in ‘terrorist’ attack

Niger on Saturday buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to provide anti-terror support.

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