Niger : Why US troops are in Niger

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    Report: Slain Florida soldier tried to save comrades in deadly Niger ambush
    By WFLA Web Staff

    ... A senior U.S. intelligence source shared new details with the network about how the attack unfolded and said Sgt. La David Johnson, the slain soldier at the center of President Trump’s condolence call controversy, was one of the men who tried to save three soldiers when they were killed by ISIS militants ...

    http://wfla.com/2017/10/28/report-s...ried-to-save-comrades-in-deadly-niger-ambush/

    Report: Slain Florida soldier tried to save comrades in deadly Niger ambush

    New information that came to light Friday paints a clearer picture of the deadly ambush in Niger that killed four American soldiers, ABC News reports.  
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    The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger
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    Andrew Lebovich

    Foreign Policy Magazine•October 27

    ...This was, of course, the same justification Americans have heard for why U.S. troops are deployed to an increasingly long list of countries doing an increasingly long list of things. U.S. troops are indeed in Niger to help strengthen a U.S. military partner — something they have been doing across Africa since shortly after 9/11 and that they are set to do more of as the Defense Department shifts its counterterrorism focus to the continent. (In Niger we may soon see armed drones and increased direct military actions.) But it’s misleading to suggest, as Graham did, that we are fighting them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/real-reason-u-troops-niger-173754267.html

    The Real Reason U.S. Troops Are in Niger

    Hint: This is a local and regional conflict, not a global one.
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    Villagers: US soldier in Niger was bound, likely executed

    NIAMEY, Niger – The body of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in Niger last month, was found with his arms tied and a gaping wound at the back of his head, according to two villagers, suggesting that he may have been captured and then executed ...

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    Villagers: US soldier in Niger was bound, likely executed

    Adamou Boubacar, a 23-year-old farmer and trader, said some children tending cattle found the remains of the soldier Oct. 6, two days after the attack outside the remote Niger village of Tongo Tong…
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    How a Herdsman Became the Jihadist Who Killed US Soldiers in Niger
    November 12, 2017 3:49 AM
    Reuters

    ... Asked by Reuters to talk about Chefou, Nigerien Defense Minister Kalla Mountari’s face fell.

    “He is a terrorist, a bandit, someone who intends to harm to Niger,” he said at his office in the Nigerien capital Niamey earlier this month ...

    https://www.voanews.com/a/niger-herdsman-jihadist-us-soldiers/4111534.html

    How a Herdsman Became the Jihadist Who Killed US Soldiers in Niger

    Take a rivalry between herders and cattle raiders, add resentment and military weapons
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    A Fulani cattle herder walks with his cows outside the city of Tillaberi, southwest Niger, about 100 km south of the Mali border, Niger, Nov. 1, 2017.
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    Niger Defense Minister Kalla Mountari poses for a portrait after an interview with Reuters, in Niamey, Niger Nov. 1, 2017

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