The U.S. military’s investigation into last year’s ambush in Niger, in which four U.S. soldiers were killed, has been completed and the notification of families has begun, the Pentagon said Monday.
“We’re currently in the process of briefing the families of those fallen soldiers in order to provide them with the results of the investigation,” said Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman.
Manning said the military’s first obligation was to conduct a comprehensive investigation to give the families as much detail as possible about what went wrong.
Once the families have been informed, Manning said the Pentagon will brief Congress and then release the results of the investigation to the public in a Pentagon press conference that could come as soon as this week.