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The countries with the youngest populations in the world

The world's population is aging, but these countries still have a disproportionately high percentage of young people.
A French soldier from Operation Barkhane rides in an armored vehicle in Mali

Airstrike kills terrorist leader tied to deadly 2017 ambush on US troops in Niger

A French airstrike on a terrorist camp in Mali killed a member of the senior leadership of the Islamic State affiliate in West Africa that killed four Green Berets in a deadly ambush in Niger last year, according to reports from the French military.
A cityscape of Dakar is seen from the top of African Renaissance hill, Senegal December 19, 2016.

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.
Green Berets make elevation adjustments to engage their target during an urban stress shoot on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, June 29, 2017.

US Special Forces troops killed 11 ISIS fighters in an undisclosed firefight in Niger

Though a military spokeswoman didn't say why the incident wasn't previously disclosed, a congressional aide said lawmakers were aware of the firefight.
Nigerien service members react to contact during an exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 3, 2017.

The US military is investigating images that allegedly show US soldiers targeted in Niger ambush

The Twitter account that posted the images said the images were obtained from an ISIS affiliate.
Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was killed June 4 in Bamako, Mali.

Green Beret killed by strangulation reportedly turned down illegal money from Navy SEALs

The death of a Green Beret is under scrutiny after reports say he may have been killed by two Navy SEALs, after he declined to accept illicit money.
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa.

ISIS is losing its grip in Iraq and Syria, but here are 9 places where it’s still a threat

Even as ISIS' territorial control erodes in Iraq and Syria, ISIS-linked militants and fighters inspired by the group remain a threat around the world.

Niger officials are disputing the US’s version of the mission in which 4 American soldiers died

ABC News also cited a source saying the leader of the US team expressed concern that a second team was unable to join the operation later in the day.
A US Special Forces soldier and an Australian special operations service member observe Nigerien soldiers practicing drills in Diffa, Niger, March 4, 2017.

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind amid Niger ambush

Four US soldiers were reportedly left behind as the main element of their Special Forces team was evacuated after a deadly ambush in Niger.

Rep. Frederica Wilson reportedly didn’t vote in Washington after receiving death threats

Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida was not in Washington to cast congressional votes after receiving death threats.