U.S. forces to go away Niger by mid-September, protection officers say | EUROtoday

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U.S. forces will withdraw from Niger by mid-September, officers from each nations introduced Sunday, an end result that the Pentagon had hoped to keep away from via negotiations geared toward preserving its longtime counterterrorism operations within the West African nation.

Instead of an settlement to increase the U.S. presence, 4 days of talks concluded with a deadline — Sept. 15 — for the exit of U.S. troops in accordance with the calls for of Niger’s navy junta, which got here to energy by coup final summer time.