US top general suspects ISIL involvement in Niger ambush

The US's top general says he believes a group linked to ISIL is behind the ambush that killed four soldiers on October 4 in Niger.

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    The US's top general says he believes a group linked to ISIL is behind the ambush that killed four soldiers on October 4 in Niger.

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, warned that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) group was trying to establish a physical presence in Niger, as the group loses ground in Iraq and Syria.

    Meanwhile, the widow of one of the fallen soldiers has made a television appearance, in which she accused President Trump of being insensitive in a condolence call.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from New York.


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