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Nigeria school abduction: Gunmen kidnap students in Niger state


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Niger school blaze: Trapped children die in Niamey


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Niger suffers deadliest raids by suspected jihadists


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Pentagon Blames Team, Training and Commanders for Niger Ambush That Killed 4 U.S. Soldiers

Pentagon Blames Team, Training and Commanders for Niger Ambush That Killed 4 U.S. SoldiersIncluding the team's decision to go after a high-level ISIS insurgent without proper approval



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Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approval

Probe finds deadly Niger mission lacked proper approvalWASHINGTON (AP) — A military investigation into the Niger attack that killed four American service members concludes the team didn't get required senior command approval for their risky mission to capture a high-level Islamic State militant, several U.S. officials familiar with the report said. It doesn't point to that failure as a cause of the deadly ambush.



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Italy PM plans to shift military forces from Iraq to Niger

Italy PM plans to shift military forces from Iraq to NigerItalian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Sunday he would propose to parliament transferring some of the country’s troops stationed in Iraq to Niger to fight people smuggling and terrorism. Gentiloni said Italy’s 1,400-strong military presence in Iraq could now be reduced after victories against Islamic militants and instead deployed in the Sahel region of West Africa. “We have to continue to work, concentrating our attention and energies on the threat of people trafficking and terrorism in the Sahel,” he said aboard the Italian ship Etna used in the European Union’s “Sophia” operation to counter people smuggling in the Mediterranean.



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U.S. Soldier Ambushed in Niger Wasn't Captured

U.S. Soldier Ambushed in Niger Wasn't CapturedSgt. La David T. Johnson wasn't captured alive or executed at close range



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U.S. Soldier Ambushed in Niger Wasn't Captured

U.S. Soldier Ambushed in Niger Wasn't CapturedSgt. La David T. Johnson wasn't captured alive or executed at close range



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U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in Niger

U.S. Military Investigation Finds More Remains in NigerThe Pentagon revealed it found additional human remains of a U.S. soldier killed during the Oct. 4 ambush in Niger.



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Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in Niger

Additional remains found of U.S. soldier killed in NigerInvestigators found additional human remains in early November of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush last month in Niger along with three other U.S. soldiers, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The ambush drew attention to the little-known U.S. military presence in Niger, and it came under further scrutiny when President Donald Trump’s handling of condolence messages to the families of the dead U.S. soldiers was criticized by lawmakers in Washington. Investigators found the remains on Nov. 12 and military medical examiners have verified that the remains were Johnson’s, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a statement.



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