Niger ambush investigation likley to get over in Jan, says Pentagon
ANI | Updated: Nov 09, 2017 10:41 IST
Washington D .C . [U .S .A], November 9 (ANI): The Pentagon officials have said that the investigation of the four U .S . soldiers killed in the ambush last month in Niger is likely to conclude in January .
The U .S . Army officials have contacted the family members of the four fallen soldiers "in order to provide a timeline on U .S . Africa Command's investigation into the incident," reported the Hill, quoting a statement from the U .S . Defence Department .
The team will be traveling to the areas in the U .S ., Africa, and Europe to gather information, the statement added .
According to the reports, the group of U .S . soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops were ambushed coming back from a reconnaissance mission in the village .
The U .S . has approximately 800 troops in Niger and 6,000 conducting missions throughout Africa, the report said .
Once the investigation is completed, briefing the families of the fallen will be the department's first priority, read the statement . (ANI)