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US Military Investigating Deaths of Soldiers in Niger Ambush

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Thursday the military is investigating the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger earlier this month at the hands of Islamic jihadists. Mattis told reporters “a full investigation is underway” into the incident, as is the case any time a U.S. service member is killed, and the military would release any new information it receives in a timely fashion. “We, in the Department of Defense, like to know what we’re talking about before we talk,” Mattis said. “We do not have all the…

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