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French Mirage 2000s Came to the Rescue of Green Berets in ...

French Mirage 2000s Came to the Rescue of Green Berets in Niger. The delta-wing fighters have fought in Africa for years. by Sebastien Roblin. Around noon on Oct. 4, 2017, a team of 12 U.S. Army ...

Marine sentenced in 2017 killing of Green Beret in Africa ...

Marine sentenced in 2017 killing of Green Beret in Africa. A military court sentenced Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Mario A. Madera-Rodriguez to 6 months of confinement, a reduction in rank, and ...

Three Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger ambush ...

Three U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers were killed and two others were wounded Wednesday in an ambush in the west African country of Niger. Of the two Green Berets wounded, "both are expected ...

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Army Green Beret Warrant Officer 1 Shawn Thomas, 35, died February 2, 2017 in a vehicle roll-over accident that occurred during a routine administrative movement between partner force outposts in Niger, Africa.

Two-star general, Green Berets punished for deadly Niger ...

The punished troops include Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcus Hicks, who was the commander of all special operations troops in Africa, and two members of the 11-man Army Green Beret team that was ...

Two soldiers killed in 2017 Niger ambush named honorary ...

Jeremiah Johnson, 39, and La David Johnson, 25, died in the rare firefight in Africa involving U.S. troops alongside two Green Berets, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright ...

How I learned my Green Beret husband was killed in the ...

How I learned my Green Beret husband was killed in the Niger ambush. "That was Bryan," I said, my voice shaking. "Bryan was there. That's his …

Green Berets | Liberian Perspectives

Category Archives: Green Berets. Impunity in Africa. Posted on 13 December 2016 by Dr. Fred P.M. van der Kraaij. The decision of President Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh Babili Mansa, the despotic ruler of the Gambia, not to accept the outcome of the December 1 presidential elections – contrary to his earlier congratulations to his ...

What really happened to ODA 3212 in Niger? | Jack Murphy

In nearby Nigeria, the U.S. government wanted to send Green Berets to help fight Boko Haram, but due to war crimes (the Nigerian Army had a thing for executing prisoners) U.S. Special Forces were prohibited from joining the fray under the Leahy Amendment.

3 Green Berets killed in ambush in Niger - CNNPolitics

Three US Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, US officials told CNN.

Disturbing Allegations in Africa; Green Berets Enter the Fray

Disturbing Allegations in Africa; Green Berets Enter the Fray. A mother and her children prepare for the night inside a church in Pemba city on the northeastern coast of Mozambique in this 2019 ...

US deploys Green Berets to Mozambique as jihadis continue ...

US deploys Green Berets to Mozambique as jihadis continue beheading children. Apr 3, 2021 8:00 am By Christine Douglass-Williams. The announcement comes as the Mozambique government confirmed another jihad massacre, in which dozens were reported dead. Witnesses described beheaded bodies in the streets.

US Green Berets Support Mozambique's ISIS Fight

US Green Berets Support Mozambique's ISIS Fight. About a dozen Army Special Forces soldiers have deployed to Mozambique to help train the country's Marines to combat an ongoing and brutal ISIS insurgency. The mission underscores the growing importance of Africa for America's global fight against terrorism as extremist groups like ISIS and ...

The Federalist: Three Green Berets Die in Central Africa

The five Green Berets were attacked while on a routine patrol in an area known to have a presence of insurgents, including from al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Islamic State, a US official told Reuters.

ISIS releases shocking video of Niger ambush that killed 4 ...

JNIM was formed from a number of jihadist groups in West Africa in March 2017. The members initially pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda. As a voice speaks over the video in Arabic, gruesome photos of ...

Two soldiers who died in Tongo Tongo ambush named honorary ...

Two U.S. soldiers were made honorary Green Berets this week for their actions during the deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on Oct. 4, 2017, which took the lives of four Americans and five ...

Graphic ISIS Video Reportedly Shows The Deadly Ambush In ...

Months after the October ambush of four Green Beret soldiers in Niger, ISIS released a 9-minute long propaganda video showing the troops final moments alive.

ISIS video 'shows desperate last stand of US soldiers ...

The disturbing footage appears to show the final moments of a group of Green Beret soldiers who were killed in Niger on October 4 ... posed by al-Qaeda and other extremist groups in west Africa ...

How US Special Forces Are Still Waging a War on Terror in ...

The 3rd Special Forces Group is responsible for the Africa area of operations and deploys in the continent frequently. The unit made news in 2017 when a Special Forces operational detachment was ambushed in Niger and two Green Berets and two enablers were killed by Islamic State terrorists. 1945's New Defense and National Security Columnist ...

Marine sentenced in 2017 killing of Green Beret in Africa

Marine sentenced in 2017 killing of Green Beret in Africa Andrew Bast 7/12/2021. US Covid-19 cases among children are surging. It may get worse.

Exclusive: Inside the Secret World of US Commandos in …

Djibouti, 2020. United States Special Operations forces (SOF) — including Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets and Marine Corps Raiders — are the US military's most highly trained soldiers, specialising in counterterrorism, counter-insurgency, and "direct action" combat raids, among other missions. Their operations are shrouded in secrecy.

The Failure that Left Four Green Berets Dead in Niger

This article first appeared on the Atlantic Council site. The death of four US servicemen in a militant ambush in Niger on October 4 has exposed the unsatisfactory intelligence-sharing relationship that exists between Washington and the authorities in the Niger capital of Niamey. Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rudy Atallah, a nonresident senior fellow in the …

French Mirage 2000D Buzzes Troops In Africa: Epic Flyby

The Dassault Mirage 2000 is a French multirole, single-engine, fourth-generation jet fighter and is no stranger to the skies of the Sahel. The aircraft has carried out combat strikes and close air support for French troops on multiple occasions and even came to the assistance of the US Green Berets caught in a deadly Niger ambush in 2017.

Want Stability in Africa? Let Special Forces Do Their Jobs ...

World. Want Stability in Africa? Let Special Forces Do Their Jobs. A Green Beret conducts training on one of its primary missions FID (Foreign Internal Defense) by assisting with range operations ...

SEAL pleads guilty to role in hazing death of Green Beret ...

A U.S. Navy SEAL has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa By BEN FINLEY Associated Press January 16, 2021, 4:06 PM

Is Niger Trump's Benghazi? Four U.S. Soldiers Died and It ...

The soldiers killed in Niger were part of a 12-man team of Green Berets, training Nigerian soldiers in a remote part of the country. These soldiers belonged to the Third Special Forces group based ...

American Green Berets caught by surprise when US-trained ...

According to U.S. Africa Command spokeswoman Bardha S. Azari, American Green Berets had begun teaching Guinean special operators in July about small unit tactics, tactical combat casualty care, language training, and the Law of Armed Conflict, Task and Purpose reported. During this time, U.S. forces had met with Guinean Col. Mamady …

US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, 'left behind ...

Two Army Green Berets, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, and Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, and an Army support enabler, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, were killed fighting in one location near the ...

In Memoir, Green Berets Say They Objected to 'Risky and ...

Michelle Black and her husband, Green Beret Staff Sgt. Bryan Black. Photo courtesy of Michelle Black. After an internal Army investigation concluded the ambush was a result of ODA 3212's poor preparation and training, Black went looking for answers on her own, compiling testimonies from several soldiers who served alongside her husband in Sace: A …

Four Members of 3rd Special Forces Group Killed in Niger ...

Four members of U.S. Army Special Forces were killed in Niger on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. They were part of a joint Nigerien-U.S. patrol conducting operations in the southwest part of the country. Initial reports indicate that three U.S. Soldiers were killed and two other U.S. Soldiers wounded during an ambush of the patrol.

History of the United States Army Special Forces - Wikipedia

Green Berets have also been assisting Afghan forces in Helmand Province, where on the January 5, 2016, during a major operation aimed at reclaiming territory held by the Taliban, Staff Seargent Matthew McClintock of A Company, 1st Battalion, 19th SFG was killed by small arms fire during an hours long battle in the Marjah district.

An ambush in Niger | SOFREP

The Green Berets felt that he was too timid to do real work in Africa and that he approached every situation with a mountain of preconceptions which would not waiver.

3 Green Berets killed in ambush in Niger | CNN Politics

Three US Green Berets were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, US officials told CNN.

Pentagon Ends Review of Deadly Niger Ambush, Again Blaming ...

In the end, Gen. Robert Brown endorsed earlier inquiries by the military's Africa and Special Operations commands that led to reprimands for eight Army Green Berets and a two-star Air Force general.

Two Soldiers Killed in 2017 Niger Ambush Named Honorary ...

Jeremiah Johnson, 39, and La David Johnson, 25, died in the rare firefight in Africa involving U.S. troops alongside two Green Berets, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, 35, and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright ...

AFRICA / Aiming at African Peace / Green Berets train ...

AFRICA / Aiming at African Peace / Green Berets train Nigerian troops to quell rebel violence in Sierra Leone Ivan Watson, Chronicle Foreign Service Jan. 26, 2001