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ISIS Releases Video Documenting Deaths Of U.S. Special Forces Soldiers In Niger Ambush
On March 4, 2018, the Islamic State (ISIS) media distributed a video with the title “The Attack of the Brave on the U.S. Army: Tongo Tongo Battle.” The nine-minute video shows footage of an ambush that occurred on October 4, 2017, in Niger, and cost the lives of four U.S. Special Forces soldiers and several Niger soldiers. Responsibility for the attack was claimed in January 2018, by the local ISIS branch, the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS).
EXCLUSIVE: New Merger Of Al-Qaeda Affiliates In Syria
Factions identified with Al-Qaeda in northern Syria have merged into a new organization called Hurras Al-Din.
Al-Qaeda-Affiliated GSIM Claims Killing Two French ‎Soldiers In IED Attack In Mali
On February 23, 2018, the Telegram channel of a media wing of the Mali-based Al-Qaeda affiliate Group For Supporting Islam And Muslims (GSIM), posted a statement claiming responsibility for the killing of two French soldiers in an IED attack in Mali two days earlier.(by memri org)

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