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Africa Subsaharan
Murdered US soldiers seen in shocking ISIS video were ill-equipped for Niger ambush - traveling in lightly armored pick-up trucks with barely enough weapons - as they were diverted from low risk patrol to hunt terrorist
2018-03-06
[DailyMail] Two minutes of that video can be seen at the link, along with some photos.
  • ISIS released footage of the Niger ambush that killed four US soldiers on Sunday

  • The nine-minute video was taken mainly from helmetcams of the slain soldiers

  • They had been assigned to visit villages around their base of Ouallam to meet locals as part of a charm offensive aimed at dissuading locals from backing terror groups

  • But the soldiers were redeployed to join hunt for Doundoun Cheffou, a suspected local terrorist leader, according to The New York Times

  • Even lawmakers knew nothing of the action in Niger, having been told that troops there were just training and advising local troops

  • The soldiers were reportedly ill-equipped in lightly armored pick-up trucks and an SUV, mainly carrying M4 carbines, when they were ambushed on October 4

  • It was the largest combat loss of American lives in Africa since the infamous Black Hawk Down incident in Somalia in 1993, when 19 American troops died

  • The incident raised questions about role of 800 US troops stationed in Niger
Posted by:Skidmark

#4  You forgot Angola
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom   2018-03-06 10:46  

#3  FYI, this is how a State Department run mission looks - too few troops, light on weapons and ammo, shitty intel, and half-assed support. For them, it is all feelgood junk. They don't want "too heavy" a presence. Who in State Dept is on the hook for this crap, and who in Pentagon/AFRICOM agreed to let them be sidetracked without proper mission planning? I bet nobody in State gets anything, and some poor non-flag office gets his career ended by a buck-passing Colonel or General.

The AMBO and his Country Team make the call. You want to play in his country? You play by their rules. SOF sold out to the smarmy bastids a long time ago. Welcome to Niger, Benghazi, Mogadishu, Kabul, or the largest US Embassy in the world, (nearly as large as the Holy See) in Baghdad's Green Zone.

Greg Gutfeld's "I hate these people" goes here. SPIT !

Posted by: Besoeker   2018-03-06 06:34  

#2  this all this happened last year

Reportedly, the video was just released via Telegram Messaging
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-03-06 06:18  

#1  For those previously unaware, this all this happened last year. Daily Mail is click-baiting the ISIS video of the killings and abuse of US SOldier's corpses.

FYI, this is how a State Department run mission looks - too few troops, light on weapons and ammo, shitty intel, and half-assed support. For them, it is all feelgood junk. They don't want "too heavy" a presence.

Who in State Dept is on the hook for this crap, and who in Pentagon/AFRICOM agreed to let them be sidetracked without proper mission planning? I bet nobody in State gets anything, and some poor non-flag office gets his career ended by a buck-passing Colonel or General.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891   2018-03-06 02:28  

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