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Chad troops in Niger withdraw

Chad has withdrawn hundreds of troops from neighbouring Niger, where they were helping local forces fight Boko Haram Islamist militants, humanitarian sources and officials said.

US Defence Secretary on Niger ambush

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the military was looking into what changes, if any, should be made after an ambush in Niger saw four US soldiers killed.

Fourth US soldier killed in Niger ambush

The US military said a fourth soldier was killed during an attack last Wednesday in Niger, raising the death toll from an incident that has thrown a spotlight on the US counter-terrorism mission in the West African nation.

U.S deaths in Niger highlight Africa military mission creep

U.S. special forces soldiers were with their counterparts from Niger on Wednesday in the West African nation’s volatile southwest, a growing hot-bed of jihadist violence, when the report came in of a raid nearby.

French, Nigerien forces conduct ops after killings

French and Nigerien troops conducted operations near Niger’s border with Mali a day after an attack killed three US Army Special Forces soldiers, security sources said.

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