WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — The U.S. Army has punished six members of the armed forces for their roles in a 2017 mission in Niger that resulted in the ambush deaths of four Americans and four allied Nigerien troops, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
The ambush occurred on Oct. 4, 2017, as a unit of 11 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops, returning from a village near the Malian border, were overrun by scores of extremist fighters.
An investigative report released by the Pentagon in May said that while U.S. soldiers had fought bravely and four “died with honor,” they had not been properly prepared for the mission. Investigators cited “individual, organizational and institutional failures.”
Those being disciplined, the T