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NIAMEY, Niger -- Soldiers from the presidential guard in the West African nation of Niger barricaded the president in his palace in an apparent mutiny on Wednesday, according to the Nigerien president's office and the regional bloc of neighboring states.
Omar Hama Saley, Elian Peltier and Declan Walsh, New York Times
Two soldiers killed in an Oct. 4, 2017, ambush in Niger have been named honorary Green Berets, according to the U.S. Army.
WASHINGTON -- The United States has identified at least three Islamic State leaders accused of planning and directing an ambush last October in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, officials said, locking the U.S. military in an additional and possibly lengthy campaign to hunt and kill members of a little-known extremist group in northwest Africa.
THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF and HELENE COOPER, New York Times
Top military leaders acknowledged that multiple failures led up to the deadly Niger attack last October that killed four American service members
Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Robert S. Karem, Marine Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and Army Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier, chief of staff, U.S. Africa Command, and lead investigating officer, will brief the press on the results of the investigation into the Oct. 4, 2017 ambush on U.S. soldiers in Niger.