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BREAKING: American Soldiers Ambushed. Here’s What We Know So Far…

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While we were dealing with America’s worst domestic mass-shooting ever, our troops were still out there around the world putting their lives on the line for freedom.

Tragically, at least three of our brave soldiers paid the ultimate price in service to that mission this week.

A group of US Army Green Berets were ambushed together with soldiers from the African nation of Niger while on a mission along the Niger-Mali border.

Zerohedge reported:

An unidentified group of assailants attacked and killed soldiers from both the US and Niger in an ambush near the Niger-Mali border on Wednesday, according to CNN and local French-language media.

Three green berets were killed in the incident, the first US casualties in a mission to assist local troops against Al Qaeda’s African branch, and five soldiers from Niger were also killed.

“We can confirm reports that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger,” Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for Africa Command, which oversees US troops in the region, told CNN.

Most of the counter-terrorism military operations in western Africa are led and manned by France, but the US does maintain small forces in several allied nations in the region.

The enemy is Al Qaeda and its allies in the brutal Boko Haram jihadist group.

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