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The US has been in recently, or are still about 36 special operations on the territory of Africa. On Wednesday, April 17, according to Yahoo! News.
According to the portal, the information that the us military involved in special operations on the African continent, began to spread in October 2017. Then the US military were ambushed by the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) near the village of Tongo Tongo in the South-West of Niger, resulting in four soldiers were killed and two others were injured.
After that the African command of the U.S. armed forces (AFRICOM), had to admit that the us military offer advice to their African colleagues and help them. As it turned out, the killed soldiers were part of a group that worked with the Niger military as part of a major counter-terrorism “operation Juniper shield” deployed in the North-West of Africa. At the same time they supported another group of American soldiers whose aim was the elimination of one of which operated in the region of Isil leaders of Dundun the Cheff (Doundoun Cheffou) during the operation, “the Obsidian nomad II”.
According to Yahoo! News, “Juniper shield and Obsidian nomad II” was only part of a whole series of military operations that the United States is leading from their bases in North Africa. Thus, according to the portal, many of these operations are conducted in countries that the us government does not recognize as combat zones.
As told to Yahoo! News retired Brigadier General don Boldak that in the years 2013-2017 served in Africa, only from 2013 to 2017, the us military has participated in special operations on the territory of 13 African countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan and Tunisia. He also noted that at least six of those States — Kenya, Libya, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan and Tunisia — U.S. servicemen were wounded or killed.
According to the information portal, the transaction data meant performing a variety of missions — from psychological to counter-terrorism operations. In part eight of them American commanders had the opportunity to use to solve these problems of local military units. According to Boldata, local soldiers passed intensive training, and then used them in operations against terrorists.
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