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Pentagon Niger Ambush Report Will Not Assign Blame For Soldiers' Deaths

NPR has obtained details of the report, to be released Thursday, on the deaths of four American soldiers in Niger last October. The report identifies no single failure leading to their deaths.
Members of the 3rd Special Forces Group, 2nd battalion salute the casket of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson at his burial service in Hollywood, Florida, on Oct. 21. Johnson and three other U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in Niger on Oct. 4. Source: Gaston De Cardenas

On Thursday, the Pentagon will release the results of an investigation into the deaths of four American soldiers who were ambushed last October by ISIS fighters in the northern African country of Niger. The attack raised questions about whether the soldiers had enough training and equipment, and whether they

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