The four American special forces members, Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Sgt. La David Johnson and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright, (all pictured) killed fighting in Niger were ambushed by 50 ISIS terrorists, a survivor of the attack has revealed (Photo: Daily Mail)
On the second anniversary of the deadly Niger ambush, the United States Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program announced that they are offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of the terrorists who committed or aided in the deadly Oct. 4, 2017, attack on a joint U.S.-Nigerien military patrol that left four U.S. soldiers dead.
They are also offering a $5 million reward for information or location of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, the leader of the Islamic State offshoot known as Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, according to a news release.
The ISIS affiliate in West Africa claimed responsibility for the deadly attack that overwhelmed a U.S. Army Special Forces team and roughly 30 Nigerien troops who accompanied the patrol near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger.
The Green Berets were after an ISIS commander named Doundoun Cheffou when they were ambushed resulting in the deaths of four American soldiers, Sgt. First Class Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright and Sgt. La David Johnson. All of them were assigned to Army Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3212.