November 4, 2017
One month after that deadly ambush in Niger that took the lives of four American soldiers, officials still don’t know what led up to the deadly encounter.
Four soldiers from both the U.S. and Niger were killed by ISIS militants using machine guns and rocket propelled grenades.
American officials say their mission was to obtain information, but Nigerian officials say the mission was to kill or capture a high ranking ISIS recruiter.
A Nigerian officer who remains unnamed was on that mission, and said their objective was well-defined.
U.S. officers have pushed back on this information, saying their mission changed halfway through, and forced them to camp out overnight.
Meanwhile, a new report indicates a green beret may have been kidnapped during the deadly attack in Niger.
While the Pentagon launches an investigation into the October ambush, some speculate Army Sergeant La David Johnson was kidnapped by Islamic militants before being killed.
Johnson reportedly became separated from his team during the attack, and was found two days later, nearly a mile away from the ambush site.
The team was allegedly ambushed when they stopped in the town of Tongotongo to pick up supplies.
The Pentagon says a full investigation into the attack could take months to complete.