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)