The U.S. Department of Mutter is offering as a lot as $10 million for records in regards to the lethal 2017 attack in Tongo Tongo, Niger, which resulted within the deaths of four U.S. and four Nigerien troopers.
Officials strive to search out the identification or distress of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who the U.S. says was once the leader of the terrorist community to blame for the ambush. They are saying Abu Walid was once the highest of the group Islamic Mutter within the Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS), which claimed accountability for the attack on Oct. 4, 2017, in opposition to a joint U.S.-Nigerien patrol cease to the village of Tongo Tongo.
The Mutter Department is offering $5 million for records leading to Abu Walid and one more $5 million for records leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any particular person that “dedicated, conspired to commit or aided or abetted within the commission of the 2017” attack.
Workers Sgt. Bryan C. Shadowy, Workers Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, Workers Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson and Sgt. La David Johnson died in the end of the ambush. The troopers had been accompanying a platoon of Nigerien troopers after they had been attacked by a community of about 120 ISIS-affiliated fighters cease to the border with Mali.
A navy investigation previously found that the mission in Niger was once no longer authorized by the excellent form authorities and that the troopers there receive been no longer trained for that precise mission.
“I utilize ownership to your total events related to the ambush of 4 October,” said Primary Thomas Waldhauser, the commander of U.S. Africa Uncover at a Would possibly maybe maybe maybe 2018 Pentagon news conference. “All over again, the accountability is mine.”
Earlier this 365 days, households blasted the choice to no longer punish higher-ranking officers within the Niger ambush after discovering out there would possibly well presumably be no further disciplinary action for Military officers rather then letters of reprimand.
„I make no longer seek for the fashion individuals within the tell chain of tell are being promoted when it was once their decision to override the bottom commander (who) was once instrumental in my son’s loss of life,” Arnold Wright, the father of Green Beret Workers Sgt. Wright said.
ABC Records‘ Conor Finnegan and Luis Martinez contributed to this yarn.