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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

…That Killed 4 U.S. Special Forces Soldiers.

"* Sgt. La David Johnson was in an armed pick-up truck when the ambush started
* His vehicle was in front of the Land Cruiser carrying Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright
* Johnson and his vehicle escaped the fire of 50 ISIS militants but then went back
* They were trying to save the other four US men when they were all struck
* Sgt. La.'s body was eventually given back to Nigerien troops by a village elder
* That same village elder is suspected of stalling the troops before the ambush
* The October 3 attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger, has been shrouded in secrecy
* Sgt. Johnson's widow revealed this week that she still did not know how he died
* The new details were revealed on Friday by an unnamed US official
* Questions remain over why the lightly armed unit of just 42 soldiers was sent on a dangerous mission to capture an ISIS target with so few men and weapons
* The official revealed the men were meant to have back-up but it could not go with them at the last minute
* Instead of being called back to base, they were told to proceed with the misión…"
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