Three US Special Forces soldiers have been killed in Niger. The US troops are in Niger supporting local soldiers in their battle to suppress the rise of Islamic extremism. The Special Forces operators were on a joint patrol with Nigerien troops when scumbag extremists ambushed them near Tillaberi.
The attackers also killed five Nigerien troops. They travelled from Mali according to reports. A US military spokesman said ‘We can confirm reports that a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger.’
Two More Wounded
The scumbags also injured two more Special Forces in the attack. It’s thought that a counter-attack is underway to get the fuckers back.
Islamist extremists are spreading. They have been prevalent in Africa for a while now. Boko Haram, the largest Islamist extremist group in Africa kidnapped 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok and although some have been released, some still remain missing. Now, a newer group have appeared going under the name of Islamic State in the Great Sahara and have claimed responsibility for some recent attacks.
The focus of US efforts will now shift south. To move from Libya towards the Sahel band it’s believed will make a difference. The sooner we can wipe these scumbags out for good the better. Hopefully, this attack will be the last one for a long time that results in them claiming a victory.