The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a propaganda video, which reportedly shows the deaths of US soldiers in Niger. The graphic video shows the raw footage of one of the soldier’s helmet camera as they are unexpectedly ambushed by ISIS forces.
The incident occurred last October where Sgt. La David Johnson, Staff Sgt Dustin Wright, and two other US soldiers were on a mission. Sgt. La David Johnson’s body was not recovered for two days, sparking controversy. The Pentagon has yet to release a full detailed account of the attack and the nature of the US mission in Niger.
The unit included 12 US special operators and 30 Nigerien troops when they were attacked by ISIS militants. According to the Daily Mail, the US troops and the Niger allies killed 21 out of the approximately 50 attacking ISIS militants.