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Army troops, Special Forces train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS | Military Times
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Army troops, Special Forces train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS | Military Times

A dozen U.S. troops just wrapped up a seven-week trip to Nigeria, where they trained local soldiers in advanced infantry tactics that, in all likelihood, they’ll use to beat back religious extremist terror in their country.

The soldiers, some two Green Berets and six conventional troops from Fort Bragg’s Security Assistance Training Management Organization and four infantrymen from 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, visited the Nigerian Army Infantry School to train 200 soldiers from the 26th Infantry Battalion.

“They face a significant threat from both Boko Haram and ISIS,” Capt. Stephen Gouthro, the group’s officer-in-charge, told Army Times in a Feb. 15 phone interview. “We, as Americans, have been working with this country in various capacities, and this is just one more of those capacities where they would like our assistance with tactics … the way we do business.”

Source: Army troops, Special Forces train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS | Military Times