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News Niger » Tillaberi Region: Observers Call for Deeper Diplomatic Engagement in the Sahel

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/observers-call-for-deeper-diplomatic-engagement-sahel/4248234.html
Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

However, U.S. and Nigerien forces blamed Islamic State fighters shortly after the ambush in the Tillaberi region of Niger. The Sahel region faces numerous security challenges, with jihadist militant groups expanding across lawless regions of Niger and Mali.

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: Islamic State in Greater Sahara claims responsibility for attack in Niger's Tillaberi

News channel or source: http://www.janes.com/article/77094/islamic-state-in-greater-sahara-claims-responsibility-for-attack-in-niger-s-tillaberi
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

MEDIA reports on 12 January stated that the Islamic State in Greater Sahara - led by Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi - had claimed responsibility for the 4 October 2017 attack in Tongo Tongo in Niger's Tillaberi region in which four United States and four Nigerien ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: US soldiers killed in ambush in Niger

News channel or source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41507337
Publication date: Wednesday 04 October 2017

Earlier, an official from Niger's Tillaberi region told Reuters that five Nigerien soldiers were among the dead. It is not clear who fired on the soldiers. Militants belonging to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) - an affiliate of al-Qaeda - are ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: Troops killed in attack on US-Niger patrol

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/566280/Troops-killed-in-attack-on-US-Niger-patrol
Publication date: Wednesday 04 October 2017

The attack also marks the first known US combat casualties in Niger, where Washington provides training and security assistance. A local security official told AFP that the attack, which took place in the western Tillaberi region, close to the Mali border ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: Troops killed in ambush on joint Niger-US patrol

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/troops-killed-ambush-joint-niger-patrol-171005041922809.html
Publication date: Wednesday 04 October 2017

A counter-operation was launched, but the US and Niger soldiers fell into a trap, according to the radio report. Namatta Abubacar, an official for the region of Tillaberi, told Niger TV that five Nigerian soldiers were among the dead. READ MORE ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: Pentagon: Islamic States Kills 4 U.S. Troops, Wounds 2 in Niger

News channel or source: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10/13/pentagon-islamic-states-kills-4-u-s-troops-wounds-2-niger/
Publication date: hursday 12 October 2017

near the village of Tongo Tongo in Niger’s Tillaberi region, according to Voice of America (VOA). Acknowledging that the attack “is the first time American forces have been killed and wounded in combat in the country” of Niger, Dana White ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: 4 Niger soldiers, 3 US commandos killed in attack in Niger

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/05/3-us-commandos-1-niger-soldier-killed-in-attack-in-niger.html
Publication date: hursday 05 October 2017

The attack Wednesday by Mali-based militants in Niger's Tillaberi region wounded eight Niger soldiers and two U.S. soldiers, according to a statement by Niger's Army Chief of Staff. "A joint patrol of the Defense and Security Forces and American partners ...

News Niger » Tillaberi Region: West Africa: Observers Call for Deeper Diplomatic Engagement in the Sahel

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802120215.html
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

However, U.S. and Nigerien forces blamed Islamic State fighters shortly after the ambush in the Tillaberi region of Niger. The Sahel region faces numerous security challenges, with jihadist militant groups expanding across lawless regions of Niger and Mali.