US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled'

US special forces 'fought Niger ambush alone after local troops fled'Johnson and three other US soldiers were killed in Niger on 4 October. The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. Four US Green Berets and five Nigerien troops died in the incident, which has been the focus of an intense debate in Washington over the executive branch’s extensive powers to use military force abroad without congressional approval and with little oversight.



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