Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: Pentagon

Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: PentagonThe Pentagon said on Thursday there was a second U.S. military team in the vicinity of an ambush in Niger earlier this month that killed four U.S. soldiers. The ambush, which U.S. officials believe was carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate, has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African country. “There are other teams that operate in Niger, there was one that had something to do with this operation,” said Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, joint staff director.



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