With no water or food, migrants are forced across the border at gunpoint in the searing heat.
The father of one soldier said, "The whole thing was a screwed-up mess."
Austria and Australia, Niger and Nigeria, Uruguay and Paraguay, listen up.
Gaps in the U.S. chain of command may have doomed four Green Berets of Operational Detachment-Alpha Team 3212.
U.S. special forces killed 11 ISIS fighters in a firefight on December 6, two months after four Green Berets were killed in a militant ambush.
Mohammed Mahmoud Abu al-Maali, a Mauritanian expert on ISIS and Al-Qaeda in the region, told Newsweek the U.S. military had a destabilizing effect.
A new ISIS video, entitled "Assault of the Brave Against the Army of the Americans," shows the last moments of four Green Berets killed in Niger last year.
The founder of research firm Fusion GPS said Moscow used the document as a pretext for arrests and killings.
Sgt. La David T. Johnson, of Miami Gardens, Florida, was killed in the line of duty in Niger.
More than 500 American troops are now stationed in the east African country.
Trump has increased the presence of U.S. troops in multiple theaters.
The request comes as the Pentagon continues to investigate an ambush on October 4 that killed four U.S. special forces soldiers.
Four U.S. Green Berets were killed in the October 4 attack blamed on ISIS-affiliated militants.
Al-Sahrawi has commanded a small group of ISIS-supporting fighters in West Africa since 2015.
More details continue to emerge about the attack that killed four U.S. soldiers.
The video shows armed militants in the vicinity of the attack on October 4.
The ambush that killed four U.S. soldiers is believed to have been perpetrated by a group known as ISIS in the Greater Sahara.
ISIS has aspirations for a larger presence in Africa, where it has already established several affiliates.