BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:37 P.M.) – On October 4 2017, four US special forces troops (service branch unknown but likely army) were gunned down during an ambush by Islamic State-affiliated terrorists in western Africa.
The engagement took place in Niger near the town of Tongo Tongo on the border with Mali.
ISIS militants achieved full surprise over their American forces on the point of contact, getting the jump on a small 3-man special forces fire team during the earliest phase of the clashes.
Possibly due to the fact they were outnumbered and lacked fire support, the US special forces unit was never able to regain any kind of tactical initiative.
A fourth US special forces solider linked to a separate unit in another vehicle was also killed in the ambush.
It appears that efforts to call for helicopter evacuation (using smoke) were carried out in vain.
The video was released on the ISIS-affiliated Telegram channel below:
Source: Directorate 4 [Telegram] – https://t.me/directorate4/1655
GoPro footage from deceased US servicemen captured by IS-loyalist forces in west Africa. Music edited in by uploader.