Three Green Berets Dead in Nigerien Ambush

Three Army Special Ops Forces members are dead following an ambush on a patrol in the African nation of Niger.
U.S. officials say two more soldiers were wounded. The five Green Berets were attacked while on a joint patrol in the southwest part of the country.
Five Nigerien soldiers were also killed.
The officials said the commandos, who were Green Berets, were likely attacked by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb militants.
The U.S. military has maintained a small force in the country, advising local troops fighting terrorist groups.
“U.S. forces are in Niger to provide training and security assistance to the Nigerien Armed Forces, including support for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance efforts, in their efforts to target violent extremist organizations in the region,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command, told Military Times.

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