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May 20, 2024 at 12:19 AM

US troops to leave Niger by mid-September: Officials

All of the remaining U.S. troops based in Niger will leave the country no later than mid-September, according to U.S. officials and a joint statement from the countries.
May 20, 2024 at 12:19 AM
In this file photo taken Monday, April 16, 2018, a U.S. and Niger flag are raised side by side at the base camp for air forces and other personnel supporting the construction of Niger Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger.
9 months ago

US expresses 'growing concern' for Niger's president amid apparent coup

Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum has been under house arrest since July 26.
9 months ago
Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum has been under house arrest since July 26.
9 months ago

US expresses 'growing concern' for safety of Niger's president amid apparent coup

The United States expressed "growing concern" for the safety of Niger's democratically elected president who remains under house arrest amid an apparent coup there.
9 months ago
In this Dec. 13, 2022 file photo Niger's President Mohamed Bazoum participates in a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit 2022 in Washington, D.C.
9 months ago

US officials make contact with Niger's coup leaders

U.S. Department of State spokesperson Matthew Miller said the U.S. had "direct contact" with Nigerien military leaders.
9 months ago
U.S. Department of State spokesperson Matthew Miller said the U.S. had "direct contact" with Nigerien military leaders.
2 years ago

Vets ask Pentagon leader to take new look at Niger probe after '3212 Unredacted' film

Vets ask Pentagon leader to take new look at Niger probe after the '3212 Unredacted' film aired on Hulu.
2 years ago
3212 Unredacted
3 years ago

Pentagon's claims of rogue Green Berets challenged in ABC News documentary

ABC News probes the mystery behind the 2017 deaths of four Green Berets in Tongo Tongo, Niger, in the documentary "3212 UN-REDACTED," coming Nov. 11 to Hulu.
3 years ago
After placing a chess piece on his headstone, Henry Black salutes his son, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, who was killed in Tongo Tongo, Niger, in 2017.
3 years ago

Searching for the truth behind the deaths of 4 US Special Forces soldiers in Niger

ABC News documentary "3212 UN-REDACTED" probes the deaths of four soldiers killed in a 2017 ISIS ambush. Their families accused the Pentagon of lies and betrayal
3 years ago
VIDEO:  Searching for the truth behind the deaths of 4 US Special Forces soldiers in Niger
3 years ago

ABC News investigates 2017 deadly Green Beret ambush

The families of the four American Green Berets killed in a 2017 ambush by ISIS in Niger accused the Pentagon of allegedly covering up the details of their deaths and mission.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News investigates 2017 deadly Green Beret ambush
3 years ago

New film '3212 Unredacted' investigates 2017 ambush of American soldiers in Niger

ABC News’ Ian Pannell spent years digging into why American soldiers were killed in October 2017, and the decisions and mistakes made after a lengthy Pentagon investigation.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New film '3212 Unredacted' investigates 2017 ambush of American soldiers in Niger
5 years ago

Families blast decision not to punish higher-ranking officers in Niger ambush

The families of four U.S. soldiers, who were killed in the 2017 Niger ambush, are blasting the Pentagon's decision not to punish higher-ranking officers for their role.
5 years ago
Myeshia Johnson sobs over the casket of fallen soldier and husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger.
5 years ago

Pentagon orders new, limited review of investigation into deadly 2017 Niger attack

A four-star general is to review the investigation into the deadly, 2017 attack in Niger that killed four soldiers and decide if more disciplinary actions are warranted.
5 years ago
Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, briefs members of the media on a Niger ambush at the Pentagon, May 10, 2018.
6 years ago

Commander calls 'integration and training with partnered forces in Niger inadequate'

Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser gave remarks following the investigation of the Oct. 4, 2017, attack that killed four U.S. soldiers.
6 years ago
Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser gave remarks following the investigation of the Oct. 4, 2017 attack that killed 4 US soldiers.
6 years ago

Multiple failures led to ambush of American soldiers in Niger: Military Probe

A military probe found failures led to the ambush of American soldiers in Niger.
6 years ago
Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, center, briefs members of the media on a Niger ambush at the Pentagon, May 10, 2018.
6 years ago

US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, 'left behind' in hunt for ISIS leader

Four Army special operations soldiers killed in action during an ambush in Niger last October were part of a largely inexperienced and lightly-armed team.
6 years ago
Members of the army honor guard fold the flag above the casket of US Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service on October 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Florida. Johnson and three other US soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4.
6 years ago

VIDEO: Video shows US soldiers weeks before deadly Niger attack
7 years ago

Additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson found in Niger

Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed in October.
7 years ago
Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, died from wounds sustained during enemy contact. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Bragg.
7 years ago

Niger ambush investigation expected to be complete in January, Pentagon says

The U.S. soldiers were ambushed by an ISIS-affiliated group in Niger in October.
7 years ago
A soldier stands on the border of Niger. (file photo)
7 years ago

VIDEO: New information on the deadly ambush in Niger
7 years ago

American troops caught in deadly Niger ambush told to proceed despite mission concerns

The operation in Niger was a kill or capture mission.
7 years ago
A man believed to be a terrorist leader known locally as Dandou and code-named "Naylor Road" by the Americans is pictured in an undated handout image obtained by ABC News.
7 years ago

VIDEO: New details on ambush of U.S. service members in Niger
7 years ago

VIDEO: New details emerge about the deaths of 4 US soldiers in Niger
7 years ago

VIDEO: Widow of fallen soldier breaks silence about her call with Trump
7 years ago

John McCain blames Niger killings on budget cuts: 'We should be embarrassed'

“It’s our responsibility, and we should be embarrassed, at best," he said.
7 years ago
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain speaks to reporters inside the Capitol on Oct. 26, 2017 in Washington.
7 years ago

Niger timeline: What we know so far about the deadly attack on US soldiers

The Oct. 4 assault left four U.S. soldiers dead.
7 years ago
Members of the Special Forces cry at the tomb of Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in the Memorial Gardens East cemetery, Oct. 21, 2017 in Hollywood, Fla. Sgt. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on October 4.
7 years ago

Unanswered questions about the Niger ambush as top general urges patience

Four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush earlier this month.
7 years ago
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, speaks to reporters about the Niger operation during a briefing at the Pentagon, Oct. 23, 2017.
7 years ago

VIDEO:  The deadly Niger ambush that killed four US soldiers
7 years ago

VIDEO: Video emerges of Nigerien militant group active in area of deadly ambush
7 years ago

US intelligence officials examining video of Nigerien militant group

U.S. intelligence officials are examining video of a militant group in Niger, looking for clues to the identity of the men who ambushed and killed four U.S. soldiers.
7 years ago

	Video showing a group of heavily armed young men on motorbikes was provided to ABC News by a former U.S. military expert on West Africa who says it came from villagers in the vicinity of the attack that killed four U.S. soldiers.
7 years ago

'He died fighting for his brothers,' Niger ambush survivor says of fallen US soldier

ABC News has learned chilling new details about the Niger mission gone wrong.
7 years ago
A soldier stands on the border of Niger. (file photo)
7 years ago

VIDEO: US intelligence authorities examining video of Nigerien militant group
7 years ago

The video, which is currently being examined by U.S. intelligence officials, was provided to ABC News by a former US military expert on West Africa who says it came from villagers in the vicinity of the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead.
7 years ago

Family of soldier killed in Niger wants to know if 'mistakes were made'

The statement came after the U.S. provided a timeline of the deadly the ambush.
7 years ago
Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga. is pictured in an undated handout image released by the US Army on Oct. 6, 2017. He was killed as a result of hostile fire while on a reconnaissance patrol in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017.
7 years ago

Family of fallen soldier 'speechless' over $25K check from Trump

Trump's promised $25,000 check from July finally arrived.
7 years ago
An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. Dillon C. Baldridge at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 12, 2017.
7 years ago

VIDEO: New details on Niger ambush that killed 4 US soldiers
7 years ago

VIDEO: More details surface about deadly ambush in Niger
7 years ago

TRANSCRIPT: Widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson speaks out

Myeshia Johnson spoke to ABC News about her husband's death
7 years ago
Myeshia Johnson spoke with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos for the first on-air interview since her husband's death in Niger.
7 years ago

Widow's claim raises questions of whether military can prevent viewing of loved one's remains

Myesha Johnson said she wasn't allowed to see her husband's body.
7 years ago
Myeshia Johnson sobs over the casket of fallen soldier and husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger.
7 years ago

Soldier killed in Niger was famous for bike stunts before the Army

La David Johnson was killed in an ambush.
7 years ago
Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, died from wounds sustained during enemy contact. He was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) on Fort Bragg.
7 years ago
John McCain appears on "The View," Oct. 23, 2017.
7 years ago

VIDEO: President Donald Trump today contradicted the account of a fallen soldier's widow, arguing that he said her husband's name "without hesitation" when he called to offer condolences Tuesday.
7 years ago

"My friends we should not be fighting about a brave American who lost his life.  That should not be the topic of discussion in America today," Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., said today on 'The View.'
7 years ago

Why US troops are in Niger

Four U.S. soldiers died in an ambush in the country earlier this month.
7 years ago
Lt. Col. Chance Geray returns his new squadron's first salute during a change of command ceremony at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, May 15, 2017.
7 years ago

'We don't leave anyone behind': Search for missing soldier never stopped after deadly Niger ambush

Two weeks later, the details of the deadly incident remain unclear.
7 years ago
A U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Ga., Oct. 5, 2017, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
7 years ago

Sgt. La David Johnson, soldier killed in Niger, laid to rest in Florida

U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among four American service members killed in Niger earlier this month, was laid to rest in Florida on Saturday.
7 years ago
Mourners attend the viewing for U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson at the Christ the Rock Community Church on October 20, 2017 in Cooper City, Florida. Sgt. Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4.
7 years ago

New details from Niger ambush: when US troops sensed something wrong

New details about how the Niger ambush unfolded have emerged
7 years ago
7 years ago

VIDEO: Gold Star widow speaks about phone call with Trump