By mid-September, US forces Will Leave Niger, According to the Pentagon

By mid-September, US forces Will Leave Niger, According to the Pentagon

In a joint statement on Sunday, the US and Niger declared that American troops would withdraw from the country “no later” than September 15.

The statement stated that the United States and the other country had “reached a disengagement agreement to effect the withdrawal of U.S. forces, which has already begun”.

When it comes to keeping an eye on jihadist activity in the region, the US has relied primarily on Niger.

As Russia draws nearer, the military junta that took over last year has already ordered the withdrawal of French forces.
The statement added that the withdrawal would not impact the continuation of US-Nigerian relations, praising the “joint sacrifices of Nigerien and U.S. forces in the fight against terrorism.

To determine the course of their bilateral relations going forward, the US and Niger are dedicated to continuing their diplomatic dialogue,” the statement stated.

After lengthy negotiations between the two nations in Niamey, a deal was reached. Niger declared in March that its military cooperation with the US was coming to an end. Military spokesman Col. Amadou Abdramane charged that the United States was objecting to Niger’s choice of allies.

Following the removal of Mohamed Bazoum, the elected president of Niger, last year, tensions between the US and Niger escalatedThe Islamic State group’s new global epicentre is thought to be Niger, which is located in the Sahel region of Africa.

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