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Niger Ambush 2017

In October 2017 four members of the 3rd Special Forces Group were killed during an ambush of a ODA patrol with a partner nation unit in Niger by a militant jihadist group. The incident caused a furor within the media, Congress, and American public - with many questioning why the ODA was on a combat mission in Africa and the lack of support provided to the Special Forces team


References

October 15, 2020. "Working Case Study: Congress's Oversight of the Tongo Tongo, Niger, Ambush", by Loren DeJonge Schulman, Center for a New American Security.

May 10, 2018. "Niger Ambush Investigation Briefed to Press on May 10, 2018", SOF News.

October 20, 2017. "SF Deaths in Niger - The Aftermath", SOF News.

October 4, 2017. "Special Forces Soldiers Killed in Niger (Oct 2017)", SOF News.

October 4, 2017. "Special Forces in Niger - Countering Terrorist Groups", SOF News.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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