U.S. to Ramp Up Counterterrorism Efforts in Sahel Region

21/12/2019 – The Trump administration is preparing to create a new special envoy position and task force to deal with security threats in the Sahel region of Africa, reflecting a growing alarm in Washington about the rise of extremist groups in West Africa, including ones affiliated with the Islamic State. Continuer à lire … « U.S. to Ramp Up Counterterrorism Efforts in Sahel Region »

Niger – Special forces unit ambushed in Niger desperately called for help, sources say

An email from a retired senior officer with knowledge of the attack says soldiers tried to convince nearby French warplanes to engage the enemy, to no avail.

The US special forces detachment ambushed in the Niger last month fought alone for hours after the local Nigerien forces they were accompanying fled in the first minutes of the engagement, retired and serving special forces officers with knowledge of events have said. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Special forces unit ambushed in Niger desperately called for help, sources say »