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Carlos Correa: Game 5 was ‘the best game ever, for sure!’

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Killed US troops got separated in Niger ambush, soldier says

The squad was traveling with 30 Nigerien soldiers when they were attacked by approximately 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters armed with rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and heavy machine guns, according to US military officials. During the subsequent gun battle, which lasted for hours, four US soldiers were killed and two were wounded. Five Nigerien soldiers were also killed. US-Nigerien forces managed to kill 20 militants during the fight on October 4. When the unit of the Nigerien soldier who spoke to CNN arrived on the scene, the surviving US and Nigerien troops were standing back to back, trying to cover all sides in a defensive position. The brush around them was smoldering, the result of fires lit by militants to prevent aircraft from coming to their rescue. "I admired their bravery, they were ready to fight until the end," said the soldier, who was not authorized to speak publicly. By then the fight had been going on for some time. The team initially requested back up one hour afte..

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Bergen: War against ISIS goes global

A US National Counter Terrorism Center map from 2016 shows 18 countries with official branches of ISIS and an additional six countries where there are "aspiring branches" of the terror group. One of those official branches of ISIS is an offshoot of the notorious Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, which operates not only in Nigeria but also in neighboring Niger, the country where the four US Army soldiers — two of them Green Berets — were killed on October 4. It's the increasingly globalized nature of ISIS and like-minded groups that is a key reason for the large number of countries around the globe where US Special Operations Forces are now deployed.According to a Pentagon press release from July, about 8,000 Special Operations Forces are deployed in 80 countries around the world.There are around 800 American soldiers now stationed in Niger, a number of whom are US Special Operations Forces, although their precise number isn't clear.President Obama — elected, in part, on h..

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Nigerien soldier describes ambush scene

[unable to retrieve full-text content] CNN's Arwa Damon talks to a Nigerien witness who was among the first to arrive at the scene of the deadly ambush that left four US soldiers dead.Original Article [contf] [contfnew] [hhm]CNN[hhmc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc]

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