Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four U.S. soldiers died in an ambush in another part of Niger — and after senior commanders had imposed stricter limits on military missions in the West African country.
"U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger" is from the March 15, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt and Thomas Gibbons Neff and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.