Ten years ago, the United States established the US Africa Command, or AFRICOM, to train foreign militaries across the continent and coordinate counterterrorism operations with local forces.

Following an ambush attack in 2017 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) linked fighters in Niger that left four US soldiers and five Nigerians dead, AFRICOM Commander Thomas D Waldhauser reinforced its mission when he told reporters they were doing "a fantastic job across the continent."

In this Reality Check, we examine why that might not really be the case.

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Source: Al Jazeera