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Three Green Berets Killed, Two Wounded on Mission in Niger
Fox News Network ^ | Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Fox News

Posted on 10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT by LUV W

Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger.

U.S. Africa Command confirmed that a joint patrol of Green Berets and Nigerien soldiers was attacked in the southwestern part of Niger, near the border with Mali. Officials told Fox News that between eight and 10 troops were part of the patrol.

Officials told the Associated Press that the commandos were likely attacked by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

The officials added that the two wounded U.S. soldiers were taken to Niamey, the capital, and are in stable condition.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fallen; greenberets; mission; niger; specialforces; usarmy
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God rest the souls of the fallen and prayers for a complete recovery of the wounded....American and Nigerien
1 posted on 10/04/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT by LUV W
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To: LUV W

http://freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=niger


2 posted on 10/04/2017 7:06:26 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn How To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I looked but didn’t see anything.


3 posted on 10/04/2017 7:07:12 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: LUV W

Why are we in Niger?


4 posted on 10/04/2017 7:07:46 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: sparklite2

That was my first question. The answer was to help train their troops as they fight Boko Haruum and Al Queada.

They should be brought home now. Should have earlier.


5 posted on 10/04/2017 7:10:24 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Mine is prettier. LOL!

Just kidding....


6 posted on 10/04/2017 7:13:04 PM PDT by LUV W (Our troops are the best of the best and we should honor them EVERY day!)
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To: LUV W

Absolutely.


7 posted on 10/04/2017 7:15:34 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: LUV W

Unfortunately, the antiquated but very expensive FR software does not present ‘titles’ as the first option for search. It presents ‘keywords’ and many people don’t know the dropdown menu will let them search by different criteria.


8 posted on 10/04/2017 7:19:40 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: LUV W

I thought Susan Rice had that whole ‘africa’ thing under control.


9 posted on 10/04/2017 7:22:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: LUV W

Good god, why are American soldiers doing ANYTHING in Central Africa? If there is one place on earth that all we can do is waste lives and money for nothing in return...Its Africa.


10 posted on 10/04/2017 7:23:38 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: LUV W

Terrible.

Muslem ambush !


11 posted on 10/04/2017 7:31:52 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Build The Wall !! Jail The Cankle !!)
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To: LUV W

Could well have been a tip off too; you know how the Muslim nations are, backstabbing, we’ve been backstabbed in everyone practically. Just saying, it’s a possibility, not reality.


12 posted on 10/04/2017 7:37:02 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: sparklite2
Why are we in Niger?

Isn't there a lot of uranium there?

13 posted on 10/04/2017 7:39:43 PM PDT by stboz
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To: LUV W

Already sounds like an inside job.


14 posted on 10/04/2017 7:49:19 PM PDT by Fhios (Down with your fascism, up with our fascism.)
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To: stboz

Niger doesn't even show up on the chart.

15 posted on 10/04/2017 7:50:46 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: sparklite2

Our’s is not to question why...

And all that.

Prayers for the brave men lost...


16 posted on 10/04/2017 7:52:25 PM PDT by EarlyBird (There's a whole lot of winning going on around here!)
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To: DesertRhino

There are so many Western nations intelligence forces who would tell you plainly that had we not been active in Africa over the last forty years you might not recognize the world as we know it today.

Rest in peace, Jonas Savimbi.


17 posted on 10/04/2017 7:52:43 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: EarlyBird

The caravan rolls on and on,
oblivious to barking dogs.
At my age, it gets hard to care,
I’m ready to surrender, dear.
I thought Trump was last, best shot,
It’s your turn, kids. That’s all I’ve got.


18 posted on 10/04/2017 7:59:45 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Oh, well if the intel world says so...


19 posted on 10/04/2017 8:04:52 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: LUV W

memory eternal

a tragic waste


20 posted on 10/04/2017 8:12:49 PM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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