For Immediate Release
October 6, 2017
United States Ambassador Extends Condolences on the Death of U.S. Servicemembers
On behalf of the U.S. Mission to Niger, I extend heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of the United States Servicemembers killed in Niger on October 4. The
Servicemembers died heroically supporting Nigerien security forces in a counter-terror operation in southwest Niger. We also join Niger in mourning the deaths of its Defense and Security Forces in this shocking attack.
This tragedy is a testament to the commitment and sacrifice of our U.S. military colleagues who work closely with their Nigerien and other African counterparts every day to deter the threat posed by extremist organizations, deny them safe haven, and disrupt their destabilizing activities.
The United States has a strong relationship with the government and people of Niger and looks
forward to reinforcing this partnership to ensure Niger is a secure and increasingly capable
partner in the fight against terrorist and criminal threats in the region.