Officials investigate Niger village where US soldiers were killed

Boubacar went to the area and saw Johnson's body. He said it looked as if his head had been smashed by a bullet. He also said that Johnson's wrists were bound with rope

The controversy led to calls for more information about US counterterrorism operations in that region of Africa. La David Johnson reveals that the fallen soldier may have been captured and killed while in the custody of Islamist extremists last month. He told The Washington Post that Johnson's hands were tied with rope and that the back of his head was smashed by a bullet.

Mr. Boubacar said he subsequently notified the village's chief, Mounkaila Alassane, who confirmed his findings in a separate interview.

Johnson was found separately, and two days later, from the other slain soldiers.

Villagers in Niger discovered the body of U.S. Army Sgt. "He was wearing only socks".

The soldier's widow, Myeshia Johnson, was told not to view her husband's body when he was returned to the US, advice usually given when a body is badly damaged.

Myeshia Johnson also complained that Trump "couldn't remember my husband's name" and referred to him as "your guy", which the president denied on Twitter, his usual personal press medium.

Nigerian military forces retrieved the body after being alerted by the village chief, he told The Post. Bryan Black, Jeremiah Johnson and Dustin Wright, dressed in T-shirts and boxer shorts, although it wasn't known when their clothing may have been removed. One body was found in a truck, the others were nearby, according to the Post.

Lawmakers, most notably Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore GOP strategist: "There needs to be a repudiation" of Roy Moore by Republicans World leaders reach agreement on trade deal without United States: report MORE (R-Ariz.), have been critical of the lack of transparency on the part of the Pentagon concerning the ambush.

The investigative team, comprising USA and Nigerien officials, "returned to the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger, on November 12 in order to gain a clearer understanding of the October 4 ambush, the attack site and the surrounding environment, United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement".

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