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Niger Defense Minister Asks US to Deploy Armed Drones Against Militants

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Niger has asked the United States to start using armed drones against jihadist groups operating on the Mali border, raising the stakes in a counterinsurgency campaign jolted by a deadly ambush of allied U.S.-Nigerien forces.On October 4, Islamist militants with sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades killed four U.S. soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien partners in an ambush that exposed the dangers of an expanding U.S. presence in the largely desert nation.What began as...

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