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Americans: Baringay Aghali and Community Leaders

americans: The attackers spoke Arabic and Tamashek, and were light-skinned, Baringay Aghali, told The Associated Press by phone from the remote village of Tongo-Tongo, according to Metro News. Who were these men and how did they know the Americans would be there that day No extremist group has claimed responsibility for the deadly ambush on Oct. 4 and the languages reportedly spoken by the jihadists are used throughout the Sahel including Tamashek, spoken by ethnic Tuaregs. In this remote corner of Niger where the Americans and their local counterparts had been meeting with community leaders, residents say the men who came to kill that day had never been seen there before. The ambush of U.S. troops in Niger has been the centre of controversy in America because President Donald Trump has been criticized in some quarters, including by one grieving family directly, for the way he spoke to the wife of one of the soldiers slain in that operation. It is led by Adnan Abu Walid who built ties with various extremists before forming his own group. The Niger attack appears to be the work of the Islamic State of the Sahel, a splinter group of extremists loyal to the Islamic State group who are based just across the border in Mali, according to interviews with U.S. officials and authorities here in the vast Sahel region bordering the Sahara Desert. ( As reported in the news.