05 Mar '18, 10am

ISIS propaganda video purportedly shows scenes from an October ambush in Niger

STUTTGART, Germany — Islamic State militants have released a propaganda video that purportedly shows scenes from an October ambush in Niger in which four U.S. soldiers were killed. The video, circulated on social media on Sunday, shows a small team of U.S. troops under heavy gunfire. Overlaid with music and propaganda messages, it opens with militants appearing to assemble before the ambush. The nine-minute video then cuts to the view from a U.S. soldier’s helmet, seized by the militants after the attack, which shows the ambush in graphic detail. This part of the video suggests the troops were heavily outgunned, with the sound of fire pouring in from several directions. The military said it was aware of the ISIS propaganda video and asked that the imagery not be released. A portion of the video shows the Americans crouching behind their Toyota Land Cruiser and a truck. The...

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