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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Oct 2017 3:15 p.m. PST

…Left Four U.S. Army Soldiers Dead In Niger.

"Details about an ambush in the West Africa country and what American personnel were doing there remain scant. Here's what we know.

Additional details that have emerged regarding an ambush in southwest Niger that left four U.S. Army soldiers dead continue to prompt more questions than they answer about the incident. The top American headquarters for military operations on the continent, U.S. Africa Command, has now confirmed that private contractors helped casualties evacuate the area afterwards, but has again declined to elaborate on the U.S.-Nigerien patrol's overall objectives or who is responsible for the attack…"
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d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2017 9:27 a.m. PST

Website alert: A window popped up and wanted to install a 'critical update' for Firefox.
No such thing…
Please be careful.

Lion in the Stars15 Oct 2017 4:08 p.m. PST

I didn't get that warning, but I run Adblock Plus, NoScript, and Privacy Badger.

Shame that there's no reasonable way to get medevac within one hour of injury in Africa. Doing so would require a helo within 50 miles of the patrols on about 5min alert, and that's just not possible given how big Africa is…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

I didn' get the warning too….


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greatpatton26 Oct 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

If you can read french (or can use Google translate), you have more detail about the support French army provided to evacuate the US troops (AS532 Cougar + Tiger): link or link

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