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Aug. 22, 2018

Nigerien Air Base 201 Sharpens Community Ties

Soldiers at Nigerien Air Base 201 continue to promote peace and security in the region by building partnerships between the local community and U.S. service members as well as reducing the area's susceptibility to violent extremists.

Aug. 1, 2018

Language Barrier No Obstacle for Deployed Doctors

An Italian civilian woman involved in a nearly fatal car accident adjacent to Nigerien Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger, likely would have died at the civilian hospital if it weren’t for the efforts of service members from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

May 10, 2018

Africom Chief Details Changes Made to Mitigate Risks After Niger Attack

The incident in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017, that resulted in the deaths of four U.S. soldiers and wounding of two more have resulted in changes and adjustments to how U.S. forces are employed in Africa, the commander of U.S. Africa Command told Pentagon reporters.

May 10, 2018

Investigative Process Looks to Get Ground Truth to Leaders

The U.S. military is a learning and growing organization. Finding out what happens when tragedies or accidents occur is a priority for the Defense Department and the combatant commanders, Pentagon officials said, and the results can also affect interagency and international partners.

May 10, 2018

Niger Report Highlights Bravery of U.S. Troops, Notes Training, Planning Deficiencies

American special operations forces fought valiantly against overwhelming odds in the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists outside Tongo Tongo, Niger, and while a number of factors contributed to the clash, no single factor within the control of U.S. forces caused the deaths of four U.S. Army soldiers and four Nigeriens, a military investigation has concluded.

April 12, 2018

Niger-Hosted Exercise Enhances Regional Cooperation, Security

Niger is hosting exercise Flintlock 2018, an annual regional event among African, allied and U.S. counterterrorism forces.

Oct. 23, 2017

Dunford: DoD Owes Families, Nation Information on Niger Action

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said the four Special Forces soldiers who were killed and the two who were wounded in Niger were conducting an important train, advise and assist mission with Nigerien forces.

Oct. 19, 2017

Mattis Discusses Niger Operation, Asks Media to Stop Second-Guessing

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the Defense Department will make a report on the recent deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger when it is appropriate and asked the media to not second-guess the leaders of the operation on the ground.

Oct. 6, 2017

Africom Announces Death of 4th Service Member in Niger Attack

A U.S. Africa Command spokesperson said the body of another U.S. service member has been recovered from Niger where an attack occurred Oct. 4 during an advise-and-assist mission, bringing the number of U.S. service members killed to four.

Oct. 5, 2017

Three U.S. Troops Killed, Two Wounded in Niger

Three U.S. service members and one partner-nation member were killed, and two U.S. service members were wounded while conducting an advise and assist mission in Niger to support Nigerien security forces in the southwestern portion of the country, a Pentagon spokesperson told reporters.

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