Tag: Boko Haram

Exclusive – Tancredo: ‘Rock Star’ Frederica Wilson Riding the Wave of Media’s Trump Derangement Syndrome

The line between real news and fake news is quickly blurred when the media decide to double down on the investment in an anti-Trump meme. Such is the case with the media’s investment in a Florida congresswoman’s attacks on President Trump for his call to the grieving widow of Army special forces Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed October 4 in the west African nation of Niger.

ADDS TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO REP. WILSON - In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger, upon his body's arrival in Miami. President Donald Trump told the widow that her husband "knew what he signed up for," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, who said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated." (WPLG via AP)

Questions Surround U.S. Involvement in Niger After Deadly Ambush

The killing of four U.S. soldiers in an ambush attack in Niger has both citizens and congressional representatives asking questions about the American military presence in that country. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) went so far as accusing the Trump administration of being less than “up front” about the attack and hinting that his committee might launch an investigation.

In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Army carry team transfers the remains of Army Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright of Lyons, Georgia, Oct. 5, 2017, upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delware. Wright, 29, was one of four U.S. troops and four Niger forces killed in an ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists.

Pentagon: Islamic States Kills 4 U.S. Troops, Wounds 2 in Niger

Suspected Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists have reportedly carried out a sort of drive-by shooting assault early this month in Niger, killing four American troops and injuring two others in an attack that marks the first American combat casualties in the country, reports the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

In this Monday, May 8, 2017 file photo, Chibok schoolgirls, recently freed from Nigeria extremist captivity, are photographed in Abuja, Nigeria. One of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 and who had the opportunity to be released on Saturday chose to stay with her husband, the spokesman for Nigeria’s president said Tuesday, May 9. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said officials originally had been negotiating for the release of 83 girls, but one said she wanted to remain. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File )

Parents Still Await Girls Freed from Boko Haram as Nigeria Continues Mental Evaluations

Parents of the girls and young women kidnapped by Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram from Chibok, Nigeria, in 2014 are still waiting to see the 82 released as part of a trade with the terrorist group this weekend. The government claims it is still conducting physical and mental health evaluations, ensuring that none of the girls will pose a danger to society once freed.

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Boko Haram Terrorists Release 82 Kidnapped Chibok Girls

Nigerian authorities announced the release of an estimated 82 of the 276 girls kidnapped by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram from a mostly Christian school in Chibok, Nigeria in 2014 this weekend. The release appears to be part of a deal that may have gained freedom for jailed Boko Haram terrorists.