12 Nov '17, 8pm

AFRICOM investigation team visits Niger ambush site

AFRICOM investigation team visits Niger ambush site

WASHINGTON — A U.S. Africa Command team visited the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger, on Sunday as part of an investigation into the Oct. 4 ambush that left four American soldiers dead. “This mission allowed the investigation team to gather information and determine the facts related to the ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Niger Force soldiers,” AFRICOM said in a press release. “The AFRICOM investigation team interviewed local villagers; conducted a physical examination of multiple areas of interest related to the attack; and retraced actions leading up to, during and after this ambush.” The onsite visit is part of a formal investigation launched by AFRICOM. The investigation is being led by Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier Jr., chief of staff for U.S. Africa Command, and is expected to conclude sometime in January. Pentagon: Niger investigation to be completed by Janua...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/flashpoints/2017/11/12/afri...

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