Miami Gardens soldier killed in Niger found bound, shot in head

  • Miami Gardens soldier killed in Niger found bound, shot in head

Miami Gardens soldier killed in Niger found bound, shot in head

Two Tongo Tongo villagers said they saw the bodies of the other US soldiers killed in the attack, Staff Sgts. Well, her fears might just have been confirmed as reports from The Washington Post says his body has been found bound, with his arms tied behind his back.

"This mission allowed the investigation team to gather information and determine the facts related to the ambush that killed four US soldiers and four Niger Force Soldiers", it added.

"His two arms were tied behind his back", said Mr. Boubacar, suggesting the possibility the soldier was held captive and then executed, according to The Post.

"The back of his head was a mess as if they had hit him with something hard, like a hammer", recalled Alassane, who said he also saw the body. Alassane said Johnson's shoes were missing and he was wearing only socks.

This joint investigation is part of a broader review being led by multiple agencies across the U.S., Africa and Europe that are looking to uncover how the ambush came about. Special Forces - or Green Berets - killed in an ambush believed to have been orchestrated by militants linked to the Islamic State group in Niger.

Villagers in Niger are speaking out about the ambush which claimed the lives of four USA soldiers deployed to the region. The attack took place outside a remote village called Tongo Tongo.

The ambush occurred on October 4 as a unit of 12 American special forces soldiers and 30 Nigerien troops returned from the village that is near the border with Mali, according to US military chief Gen. Joe Dunford. He cautioned against drawing any conclusions until the investigation into the incident is complete.

Five Nigerian soldiers were killed in the ambush as well. It only took a few days to discover the remains of the other fallen soldiers but it took an estimated two days to locate Johnson.

The Pentagon said that those men were killed in action and that their bodies were found within hours of the firefight.