US Forces In Deadly Niger Ambush Were On Kill Or Capture Mission


The U.S. special forces patrol caught in a deadly ambush in Niger was a kill or capture mission instead of a reconnaissance mission, as U.S. officials first described, ABC News reported Thursday.

Four senior Nigerien officials told ABC that last month’s mission – which led to the death of four Army Green Berets – was conducted without additional support requested by Nigerien forces, 30 of which accompanied 12 U.S. troops.

The American team leader expressed unease over the mission, after a second U.S. and Nigerien group was unable to join them, a senior U.S. intelligence source told ABC. Read more at The Hill.





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