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2017 Niger Ambush

Tongo Tongo, Niger | October 4, 2017

On October 4, 2017, ISIS-Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS)-linked militants ambushed members of a U.S. Special Forces team – in Niger to train, advise, and assist Nigerien forces to fight terrorism – and partner Nigerien forces near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger close to the Malian border. The ISIS-GS attack resulted in the deaths of four U.S. and four Nigerien soldiers. Two additional Americans and eight Nigeriens were wounded in the encounter. On January 12, 2018, ISIS-GS leader Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi claimed responsibility for the ambush.

Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual who bears responsibility for this act of terror.

Victims

SFC Jeremiah Johnson of Springboro, Ohio
SFC Jeremiah Johnson of Springboro, Ohio
SSG Bryan Black of Puyallup, Washington
SSG Bryan Black of Puyallup, Washington
SSG Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia
SSG Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia
SGT La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Florida
SGT La David Johnson of Miami Gardens, Florida