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  1. #1 US forces attacked in Niger 
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    By Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne, CNN
    Updated 7:58 PM ET, Wed October 4, 2017

    (CNN) US troops were attacked near the Niger-Mali border Wednesday, the US military told CNN.

    "We can confirm reports that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for Africa Command, which oversees US troops in the region, told CNN.

    "We are working to confirm details on the incident and will have more information as soon as we can confirm facts on the ground," Falvo added.

    The US military has maintained a small presence in the northwest African country with small groups of US Special Operations Forces advising local troops as they battle two terrorist groups, the ISIS affiliated Boko Haram and al Qaeda's North African branch, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

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    There is an organization called the African Union. It is comprised of 55 states in Africa. Niger is one of them

    The Peace and Security Committee of the African Union's Economic, Social and Cultural Council deals with the following issues:

    Conflict anticipation, prevention, management and resolution.
    Post conflict reconstruction and peace building.
    Prevention and combating of terrorism
    Use of child soldiers.
    Drug trafficking.
    Illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons.
    Security reforms.
    500 soldiers from each member state should be enough to handle the job of fighting ISIS. Why are we there ?
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