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USA builds a temporary base for drones in Niger

USA builds a temporary base for drones in Niger

The United States put 100 million dollars (about 90 million) in a temporary basis for drones in the West African country of Niger.

With the unmanned aircraft from Agadez in Central Niger luchtpatrouilles carried out in the fight against militant groups in the country, so sign in to the American forces in Africa on Friday.

The basis is in accordance with the Americans constructed in consultation with the government of Niger. Information will also be shared with neighbouring countries as Nigeria, Chad and Mali, where Dutch UN soldiers are active.

Further, should the drones to help with border control. Niger, an ally of the West, has to contend with the jihadist group Boko Haram and groups affiliated to al-Qaeda. It is also feared that the influx of IS fighters from Libya.

The president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, vowed in his re-election in march, the security in his country to improve. In the southern region of Diffa, which borders on the base of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, is still the state of siege in force after several attacks from Nigeria.

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